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Ward

A district under the charge of a warden. The word is applied to the subdivisions of Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Durham, which, being contiguous to Scotland, were placed under the charge of lord wardens of the marches, whose duty it was to protect these counties from inroads. (See Hundred.)

Ward

(Artemus). (See Artemus Ward.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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