shelter


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shelter

A facility in the US with less than 100 beds that may house abused women and their children, the homeless, or other disenfranchised persons, providing a place to sleep, food and clothing.
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Clayton had erected a frail partition of boughs to divide their arboreal shelter into two rooms--one for the girl and the other for Monsieur Thuran and himself.
Keeping now to the shelter of the trees, he went forward another quarter of a mile.
They went on until they were beneath the shelter of the thick jungle growth of trees, which kept off some of the pelting drops.
And in the shelter of the hut, La paced to and fro beside the stoic ape-man.
I must remain where I am, with my traveling companion to look after me; and the guide must trust his pony to discover the nearest place of shelter to which I can be removed.
The man turned, and rising, came toward the shelter.
Almost immediately I recognised them for what they were, the dark openings of caves entering the solid walls--possible avenues of escape or temporary shelter, could we but reach them.
What pains we accordingly take, not only with our Food, and Clothing, and Shelter, but with our beds, which are our night-clothes, robbing the nests and breasts of birds to prepare this shelter within a shelter, as the mole has its bed of grass and leaves at the end of its burrow
On one occasion, a herd of buffalo straying near their evening camp, they killed three of them merely for their hides, wherewith to make a shelter for the night.
The peasant girls working in the garden ran shrieking into shelter in the servants' quarters.
There they were, running away into the night and the snow, seeking to find shelter from the cold.
And whither shall we go (said I) to shelter us from either?