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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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The lion was scarce thirty paces from them, and they were equally as far from the shelter.
The change to this warm and cheerful place of shelter from the chilly and misty solitude of the moor is so luxuriously delightful that I am quite content, for the first few minutes, to stretch myself on a bed, in lazy enjoyment of my new position; without caring to inquire into whose house we have intruded; without even wondering at the strange absence of master, mistress, or member of the family to welcome our arrival under their hospitable roof.
Finding himself now at his ease and near shelter, his curiosity began to awake, and he demanded of the guide who and what he was.
Here is shelter for one at least, John Carter," he said, and, glancing down, I saw an opening in the base of the tree about three feet in diameter.
The man turned, and rising, came toward the shelter.
And in the shelter of the hut, La paced to and fro beside the stoic ape-man.
He shoved the gun and bandoleer into the shelter beside Jane.
And having taken these things from under Vasili Andreevich, Nikita went behind the sledge, dug out a hole for himself in the snow, put straw into it, wrapped his coat well round him, covered himself with the sackcloth, and pulling his cap well down seated himself on the straw he had spread, and leant against the wooden back of the sledge to shelter himself from the wind and the snow.
The day being intensely hot, and the sun shining in its strength, the Traveler stopped to rest, and sought shelter from the heat under the Shadow of the Ass.
While he looked upon the alarming spectacle an Office broke away from the Throng and took shelter in a tomb close to where he stood, the crowd being too intent upon hammering one another to observe that the cause of their contention had departed.
To the bison of the prairie it is a few inches of palatable grass, with water to drink; unless he seeks the Shelter of the forest or the mountain's shadow.
It penetrated deep into the land, and the tide, setting in, drifted us under the shelter of the point.