Walloon guard
Walloons Wal*loons", n. pl.; sing. {Walloon}. [Cf. F. wallon.] A Romanic people inhabiting that part of Belgium which comprises the provinces of Hainaut, Namur, Li['e]ge, and Luxembourg, and about one third of Brabant; also, the language spoken by this people. Used also adjectively. [Written also Wallons.] ``A base Walloon . . . thrust Talbot with a spear.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Walloon guard}, the bodyguard of the Spanish monarch; -- so called because formerly consisting of Walloons. [1913 Webster]


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