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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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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.
Clayton had erected a frail partition of boughs to divide their arboreal shelter into two rooms--one for the girl and the other for Monsieur Thuran and himself.
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. His face was very handsome--the handsomest, thought D'Arnot, that he had ever seen.
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!
Still, when obliged to bivouac on its bare surface, without any shelter, and by a scanty fire of dry buffalo dung, they found the night blasts piercing cold.
We shall land on that island, and we shall be snug and sheltered before the day is done."
The peasant girls working in the garden ran shrieking into shelter in the servants' quarters.
Loose the oxen from the trek-tows and drive them in between the wagons; they will give them some shelter." And lighting a lantern he sprang out into the snow.