walloon guard


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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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