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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But scarce had I fallen ere I felt powerful hands grip my ankles, and in another second I was being drawn within the shelter of the tree's interior.
As the attacks of our enemies ceased and our eyes became accustomed to the semi-darkness of the interior of our strange retreat, I took the opportunity to explore our shelter.
After examining D'Arnot's wounds the man left the shelter and disappeared.
Suddenly the man hastened from the shelter only to return a few minutes later with several pieces of bark and--wonder of wonders--a lead pencil.
The warped things advanced and entered the shelter.
She started to crawl from her shelter with the intention of running after Anderssen as fast as she could.
The rifle and bandoleer lay forgotten in the shelter beside her.
A scant five miles north of their rude shelter, all unknown to them, and practically as remote as though separated by thousands of miles of impenetrable jungle, lay the snug little cabin of Tarzan of the Apes.
They will pick up plenty to eat (the guide says); and when night comes on they will find their own way to shelter in a village hard by.
The last note of modernity was supplied by the telephone wire attached to the roof of the lifeboat shelter.
The peasant girls working in the garden ran shrieking into shelter in the servants' quarters.
To be shelterless and alone in the open country, hearing the wind moan and watching for day through the whole long weary night; to listen to the falling rain, and crouch for warmth beneath the lee of some old barn or rick, or in the hollow of a tree; are dismal things--but not so dismal as the wandering up and down where shelter is, and beds and sleepers are by thousands; a houseless rejected creature.