en garde

  1. (fencing) in a defensive stance
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How To Use en garde In A Sentence

  • Through the flower and fruit garden, against whose high outer walls peach trees and nectarines were trained to the sun, through the stables, the vinery, the mushroom house, the asparagus beds, the rosery, the summer-house, he conducted her — even into the kitchen garden to see the tiny green peas which Holly loved to scoop out of their pods with her finger, and lick up from the palm of her little brown hand. Indian Summer of a Forsyte
  • There is no sign of a supermarket in the villages which dot the land, but home-grown vegetables are pulled directly from the kitchen garden.
  • But after that, I was so scared of dishonoring her, I insisted that for a month we only meet in the kitchen garden in full view of the convent!
  • They are set in the middle of a moated mound which encloses a large area - once kitchen gardens.
  • Almost immediately he began setting up his own Botanic Garden, taking over an old stone-walled enclosure, formerly the common or stable yard, next to the kitchen garden.
  • She is a keen gardener, bird watcher, photographer and swimmer.
  • By all accounts it was the usual huge success, with keen gardeners coming from all around to stock up on plants and gardening paraphernalia.
  • The Edwardian circular sunken garden survives with the original topiary. Times, Sunday Times
  • In between gardening sessions, and after lunch, the whole establishment settled down in various places for a light afternoon snooze.
  • Most of the hotel's salads are grown in its own kitchen garden.
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