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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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As their strength returned the two men constructed a rude shelter in the branches of a tree, high enough from the ground to insure safety from the larger beasts of prey.
While the other members of the party which has accompanied Sir James on his voyage of inspection among the lighthouses are content to wait in the harbor of Lerwick for a favorable change in the weather, I am obstinately bent on leaving the comfortable shelter of the vessel to explore some inland ruin of prehistoric times, of which I never heard, and for which I care nothing.
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.
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?