harbourage

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harbourage

(ˈhɑːbərɪdʒ) or

harborage

n
(Nautical Terms) shelter or refuge, as for a ship, or a place providing shelter
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Noun1.harbourage - (nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
refuge, safety - a safe place; "He ran to safety"
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On a dark, misty, raw morning in January, I had left a hostile roof with a desperate and embittered heart--a sense of outlawry and almost of reprobation- to seek the chilly harbourage of Lowood: that bourne so far away and unexplored.
But the singular appearance of his companion and his attendants, arrested their attention and excited their wonder, and they could scarcely attend to the Prior of Jorvaulx' question, when he demanded if they knew of any place of harbourage in the vicinity; so much were they surprised at the half monastic, half military appearance of the swarthy stranger, and at the uncouth dress and arms of his Eastern attendants.
It is Christmas Eve," says he, "I mark the date; here I sit alone on a rude couch of rushes, sheltered by the thatch of a herdsman's hut; I, whose inheritance was a kingdom, owe my night's harbourage to a poor serf; my throne is usurped, my crown presses the brow of an invader; I have no friends; my troops wander broken in the hills of Wales; reckless robbers spoil my country; my subjects lie prostrate, their breasts crushed by the heel of the brutal Dane.
Sex and development stages of bedbugs collected from harbourages in Gbajimba, Nigeria No.
Waste produced by households and commercial outlets like hotels, shopping malls, hospitals and restaurants, which contain wet materials that are also liable to decay are potential food sources and harbourages for insects and rodents," said Yahya.