Ward
Ward Ward, v. i. 1. To be vigilant; to keep guard. [1913 Webster]

2. To act on the defensive with a weapon. [1913 Webster]

She redoubling her blows drove the stranger to no other shift than to ward and go back. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]


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