Protectiveness


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Protectiveness

See also Guardianship.
Adams, Parson Abraham
bookish, unworldly protector of the weak and innocent. [Br. Lit.: Joseph Andrews]
Darius
(d. 486 B.C.) Persian king; permits and guarantees rebuilding of temple. [O.T.: Ezra 6:6–12]
Douglas, the Widow
caretaker of Huck Finn. [Am. Lit.: Huckleberry Finn]
Epona (Bubona)
goddess; watched over cattle and horses. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 90]
Evelyn, Aunt
uses influence to keep nephew from war front. [Br. Lit.: Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, Magill I, 579–581]
Genevieve, St.
saved Paris from marauders by intercession. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 147]
Hendon, Miles
disinherited knight takes urchin-prince under wing. [Am. Lit.: The Prince and the Pauper]
Ida
nymph who guarded infant Zeus from being eaten by father, Cronus. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 134]
Jehosheba
secretes future king, Joash, from Athaliah’s slaughter. [O.T.: II Kings 11:2; II Chronicles 22:11]
Knights Templar
society formed to guard pilgrims to Jerusalem. [Medieval Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1066]
Kuan Yin
protectress of fishermen and housemaids. [Buddhism: Binder, 42]
Magwitch, Abel
saved by Pip; dedicates himself to Pip’s future. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
Mannering, Guy
paternal helper of friend’s daughter and tutor. [Br. Lit.: Guy Mannering]
Michael, St.
guardian archangel. [O.T.: Daniel 10:13, 21; 12:1]
Nicholas, St.
protector of sailors; patron saint of schoolboys. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 12–13]
Old Yeller
friend and watchdog assumes houndly nobility. [Am. Cinema: Disney Films, 145–146]
Palladium
colossal statue whose presence insured Troy’s safety. [Rom. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 796]
Quasimodo
creature hides Esmeralda in sanctuary to save her. [Fr. Lit.: The Hunchback of Notre Dame]
Rahab
conceals two Israelite spies from Jericho authorities. [O.T.: Joshua 2:2–6]
ravens
during drought, Elijah is fed by them. [O.T.: I Kings 17:1–6]
Secret Service
provides security for U.S. presidents. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2466]
Swiss Guard
traditional papal escort. [Rom. Cath. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary]
Wells Fargo
armored carriers of bullion. [Am. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1147]
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Dodman, a veterinary behaviorist and director of the animal behavior program at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Grafton, said Rottweilers originally were bred as herding dogs in Germany, and became prized for their protectiveness and aggressiveness.
The judges said: "The picture juxtaposes the innocence of the gosling and the fierce protectiveness of the parent perfectly.
Also, sometimes a male dog's aggression and a female dog's protectiveness, behaviors that are a little less desirable, can be tempered by spaying or neutering.
Fierce protectiveness is hardcome-by and not easily dismissed.
Kennedy's concern to guard her privacy was consistent and generally successful; today, her family practices the same protectiveness, posthumously.
The sun protectiveness of apparel products can be tested according to an American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) system that measures Ultraviolet Protective Factor (UPF).
Known for its fierce protectiveness of its environment and culture, the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan now has a unique place among the world's nations--it is the first to impose a nationwide ban on public smoking and the sale of tobacco products.
It's LeRoy's own fierce protectiveness of his characters that makes Harold's End more than another story of down-and-out hustlers.
Myths about neutering include that it makes dogs gain weight or reduces their protectiveness, she said.
Robert Hughes, a 37-year-old father and grandfather, claims his behaviour is motivated by protectiveness towards his family - but concedes he can be intimidating to others.
Then there's the sense of excitement and the feeling of protectiveness for the fragile young plants.
The second line envelops the cabin giving a sense of protectiveness.