a black and yellow sand wasp, Bembix carolina, of the southern U.S., preying on flies that gather around horses and cattle.
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How to use horse guard in a sentence
The horse-guard only, out by the caballada, stood leaning upon his rifle, silent and watchful.The Scalp Hunters | Mayne Reid
Now I am convinced that the only way for us is to have every man in the camp stand horse-guard in rotation whenever we stop.The Oregon Trail | Francis Parkman, Jr.
We reminded the captain that a hundred Pawnees would probably demolish the horse-guard, if he were to resist their depredations.The Oregon Trail | Francis Parkman, Jr.
The horse-drive of the previous night was an exception, but that had happened because they had drawn near and seen no horse-guard.The Hunters' Feast | Mayne Reid
The boy gave the orders tersely after the horse-guard had risen and kicked his two companions awake.The King of Arcadia | Francis Lynde