Vaward
Vaward Va"ward`, n. [For vanward, equivalent to vanguard. See {Vanguard}, {Ward} guard.] The fore part; van. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Since we have the vaward of the day. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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