One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Keep watch.‘the police had to mount guard over the statue’
- ‘She and Amber had been mounting guard outside the sitting room.’
- ‘Villagers now have to mount guard on their homes and crops at night making loud noises and letting off fireworks to scare off marauding boars.’
- ‘Four silent sentinels still mounted guard at each corner of the coffin but the long queues of visitors had gone.’
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