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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(40) One express rationale they offer for their choice is that, in their view, it better provides for an effective deterrent to would-be shelterers. (41) I am somewhat skeptical of that claim, for reasons I will explain in detail in Part V.
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.