- a black and yellow sand wasp, Bembix carolina, of the southern U.S., preying on flies that gather around horses and cattle.
Origin of horse guard
First recorded in 1790–1800
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I recognised the man, whom I had met crossing from the horse-guard.The War Trail
Pablo and Fuentes were on horse-guard at the time, and mounted according to the custom of the country.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
The horse-guard at last succeeded in stabbing its antagonist, and promptly dropped the dead body.
A kind of wasp preys on them, and is locally known as the "horse-guard," or "sheriff-fly," accordingly.
The Indians reported here this evening that the horse-guard at Wailatpu was killed by the Indians, and all the horses run off.A History of Oregon, 1792-1849
William Henry Gray