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Guard duty   /gɑrd dˈuti/   Listen
Guard duty

The duty of serving as a sentry.  Synonyms: guard, sentry duty, sentry go.

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"Guard duty" Quotes from Famous Books

... engineers to make their repairs be remounted at once, and Seymour's company and mine soon placed them in position. It was of little use, however, to have our armament in readiness, unless the approaches to the fort could be carefully watched. This it was impossible to do by the ordinary system of guard duty; but I suggested a plan which enabled us to have an ample number of sentinels, without exhausting the men. It was done by placing each man on guard for a single hour, between tattoo and reveille, allowing him to sleep for the ...
— Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61 • Abner Doubleday

... club with an important duty to perform, must attend a committee meeting from 3 until 4:30 o'clock, and she asked Miss Ladd to accompany her. The latter consented, but cautioned the girls against leaving the house, inasmuch as the three detectives were no longer available for guard duty, having been directed to devote their entire time to the search ...
— Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains - or, A Christmas Success against Odds • Stella M. Francis

Words linked to "Guard duty" :   sentry go, duty assignment, assignment

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