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Swiss Guard

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  • Swiss Guard — Swiss Guard, the a group of Swiss soldiers in the Vatican in Rome, whose job is to guard the Pope. They wear a special colourful uniform …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Swiss Guard — Swiss′ Guard′ n. why+mil a member of a corps of Swiss bodyguards protecting the pope • Etymology: 1690–1700 …   From formal English to slang

  • Swiss Guard — Papal Swiss Guards in uniform Swiss Guards or Schweizergarde is the name given to the Swiss soldiers who have served as bodyguards, ceremonial guards, and palace guards at foreign European courts since the late 15th century. They have had a high… …   Wikipedia

  • swiss guard — noun Usage: usually capitalized S Etymology: so called from the fact that each member must be a native Swiss : one of a small body of soldiers serving as a bodyguard for the pope of the Roman Catholic Church * * * a member of a corps of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swiss Guard — a member of a corps of bodyguards protecting the pope, with membership restricted to natives of Switzerland. [1690 1700] * * * …   Universalium

  • Swiss Guard — /swɪs ˈgad/ (say swis gahd) noun 1. a corps of personal bodyguards protecting the pope, whose members are recruited from Switzerland. 2. a member of this corps …   Australian English dictionary

  • Swiss mercenaries — were soldiers notable for their service in foreign armies, especially the armies of the Kings of France, throughout the Early Modern period of European history, from the Later Middle Ages into the Age of the European Enlightenment. Their service… …   Wikipedia

  • Swiss (disambiguation) — Swiss is the adjectival form for the current European country of Switzerland (or the preceding Old Swiss Confederacy)Swiss may also refer to: * the Swiss (people) * Swiss German, the dialects of Alemannic German spoken in parts of Switzerland *… …   Wikipedia

  • Swiss Guards — n. a corps of Swiss mercenary soldiers, esp. those hired as Vatican bodyguards to the pope * * * Italian  Guardia Svizzera   corps of Swiss soldiers responsible for the safety of the pope. Often called “the world s smallest army,” they serve as… …   Universalium

  • Swiss Performance Index — Stammdaten Staat Schweiz Börse SIX Swiss Exchange ISIN Code CH0009987501 Valorennummer 998750 Symbol SXGE RIC …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Guard dog — A guard dog, watch dog, or sentry dog is a dog employed to guard against, or watch for, unwanted or unexpected animals or people. Both guard dogs and watch dogs bark to alert their owners of an intruder s presence. The barking is also an attempt… …   Wikipedia

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