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  1. shieldsverb

    Protects.

Wikipedia

  1. shields

    A shield is a piece of personal armour held in the hand, which may or may not be strapped to the wrist or forearm. Shields are used to intercept specific attacks, whether from close-ranged weaponry or projectiles such as arrows, by means of active blocks, as well as to provide passive protection by closing one or more lines of engagement during combat. Shields vary greatly in size and shape, ranging from large panels that protect the user's whole body to small models (such as the buckler) that were intended for hand-to-hand-combat use. Shields also vary a great deal in thickness; whereas some shields were made of relatively deep, absorbent, wooden planking to protect soldiers from the impact of spears and crossbow bolts, others were thinner and lighter and designed mainly for deflecting blade strikes (like the roromaraugi or qauata). Finally, shields vary greatly in shape, ranging in roundness to angularity, proportional length and width, symmetry and edge pattern; different shapes provide more optimal protection for infantry or cavalry, enhance portability, provide secondary uses such as ship protection or as a weapon and so on. In prehistory and during the era of the earliest civilisations, shields were made of wood, animal hide, woven reeds or wicker. In classical antiquity, the Barbarian Invasions and the Middle Ages, they were normally constructed of poplar tree, lime or another split-resistant timber, covered in some instances with a material such as leather or rawhide and often reinforced with a metal boss, rim or banding. They were carried by foot soldiers, knights and cavalry. Depending on time and place, shields could be round, oval, square, rectangular, triangular, bilabial or scalloped. Sometimes they took on the form of kites or flatirons, or had rounded tops on a rectangular base with perhaps an eye-hole, to look through when used with combat. The shield was held by a central grip or by straps with some going over or around the user's arm and one or more being held by the hand. Often shields were decorated with a painted pattern or an animal representation to show their army or clan. These designs developed into systematized heraldic devices during the High Middle Ages for purposes of battlefield identification. Even after the introduction of gunpowder and firearms to the battlefield, shields continued to be used by certain groups. In the 18th century, for example, Scottish Highland fighters liked to wield small shields known as targes, and as late as the 19th century, some non-industrialized peoples (such as Zulu warriors) employed them when waging war. In the 20th and 21st century, shields have been used by military and police units that specialize in anti-terrorist actions, hostage rescue, riot control and siege-breaking.

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  1. Shields

    In the Star Trek fictional universe, shields refer to a 23rd and 24th century technology that provides starships, space stations, and planets with limited protection against damage. They are sometimes referred to as deflectors, deflector shields, and screens.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SHIELDS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shields is ranked #672 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Shields surname appeared 50,832 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 17 would have the surname Shields.

    75.8% or 38,546 total occurrences were White.
    18.5% or 9,404 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 1,108 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 966 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 483 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 325 total occurrences were Asian.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shields in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shields in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Shields in a Sentence

  1. Hospital CEO Todd P. Sklamberg:

    There were no exposures to our patients as our staff complies with all PPE guidelines, masking at all times and wearing face shields with all patient encounters.

  2. Michael Weinstein:

    The complaint, which weakly tries tocast the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) as the evil,bête noire,main villain here, outrageously plays down that the issue was Shields of Strength’s use of the trademarked Department of Defense (DoD) branch emblems on its religious products.

  3. Jerry Rhodes:

    Jerry Rhodes, a 47-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, joined Point 27 after the organization sent 3,500 dog tags to them following a 2016 shooting that killed five police officers. I think the tag gives an officer something to hold on to and look at when times get tough, having and wearing the tag gives the officers a sense of peace and reminds them that someone cares about them. Since 2018, Point 27 has honored every fallen officer killed in the line of duty by offering gifts totheir relatives and their agency. The fallen includeofficers killed by illnesses related to 9/11and, this year, those who died from COVID-19. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The ultimate goal is to equip every law enforcement officer in the country with a gift of the Thin Blue Line Shields of Strength, Army Col. David Dodd said. Point 27 has equipped more than 111,000 officers across the country which is about 10 percent. In the wake of the coronavirus, Point 27 also sent 6,000 dog tags to eight hospitals in New York City engraved with Joshua 1:9, which reads :.

  4. Saoud Hamidi:

    We left, fearing we would be used as human shields during air strikes.

  5. Steve Loomis:

    We have no shields because they think it is too offensive, but a brick to the head is offensive to me.

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