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Walloon guard

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Walloon guard the bodyguard of the Spanish monarch; -- so called because formerly consisting of Walloons.
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Usage

In literature:

They add, That the forces commanded by the Marquis de Bay had been reinforced by six battalions of Spanish and Walloon guards.
"The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899" by George A. Aitken
An officer in the Walloon Guards accosted me one day as I was walking by myself just outside the town.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. VI (of VI), "Spanish Passions" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
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