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 for Gurding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Guard \Guard\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Guarded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Gurding.] [OF. guarder, garder, warder, F. garder, fr. OHG.
     wart?n to be on the watch, await, G. marten. See Ward, v. &
     n., and cf. Guard, n.]
     1. To protect from danger; to secure against surprise,
        attack, or injury; to keep in safety; to defend; to
        shelter; to shield from surprise or attack; to protect by
        attendance; to accompany for protection; to care for.
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              For Heaven still guards the right.    --Shak.
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     2. To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain
        from acts of violence, or the like.
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     3. To protect the edge of, esp. with an ornamental border;
        hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc.
              The body of your discourse is sometime guarded with
              fragments, and the guards are but slightly basted on
              neither.                              --Shak.
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     4. To fasten by binding; to gird. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
     Syn: To defend; protect; shield; keep; watch.
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