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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Of Moore's wartime drawings of the London underground, he wrote that "the shelterers seen waking from a sleep take on an air of rising blearily from death" (1968).
School was the obsession of the elite, but no one outside the enclave of reform viewed school as the child shelterers did.
The great sculptor Henry Moore turned draughtsman to portray the frightened people who took `deep' shelter in London's underground railways system in 1940 as representative humans in calm repose, thus reinforcing the message sent to America that these shelterers were not cowardly but somehow heroic.