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safe haven

1. Designated area(s) to which noncombatants of the United States Government's responsibility and commercial vehicles and materiel may be evacuated during a domestic or other valid emergency.
2. Temporary storage provided to Department of Energy classified shipment transporters at Department of Defense facilities in order to assure safety and security of nuclear material and/or nonnuclear classified material. Also includes parking for commercial vehicles containing Class A or Class B explosives.
3. A protected body of water or the well deck of an amphibious ship used by small craft operating offshore for refuge from storms or heavy seas.
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safe haven

nzona sicura or protetta
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There came many days when fields and shores were dim with misty rain, or shivering before the breath of a melancholy sea-wind--nights, too, of storm and tempest, when Anne sometimes wakened to pray that no ship might be beating up the grim north shore, for if it were so not even the great, faithful light whirling through the darkness unafraid, could avail to guide it into safe haven.
With a heart, then, inclined to believe what I have said to thee, attend, my son, to thy Cato here who would counsel thee and be thy polestar and guide to direct and pilot thee to a safe haven out of this stormy sea wherein thou art about to ingulf thyself; for offices and great trusts are nothing else but a mighty gulf of troubles.
207-215) And on the shield was a harbour with a safe haven from the irresistible sea, made of refined tin wrought in a circle, and it seemed to heave with waves.
Fairfax had bidden me a kind good-night, and I had fastened my door, gazed leisurely round, and in some measure effaced the eerie impression made by that wide hall, that dark and spacious staircase, and that long, cold gallery, by the livelier aspect of my little room, I remembered that, after a day of bodily fatigue and mental anxiety, I was now at last in safe haven.
down the safe haven law for moral or substantive reasons: the statute
Safe haven laws are designed to save young infants from being abandoned in unsafe public settings such as dumpsters and bathrooms.
And all the boxers proved to be a knock-out as they took part in a competitive fight night to support Birmingham Amateur Boxing Club in partnership with West Midlands Police's Safe Haven initiative, which is aimed at educating young people about the dangers of getting involved with gangs, guns, knives and drugs.
A Safe Haven is a moment-by-moment re-creation of this crossroads in U.
The campaign group Safe Haven has alleged that adequate assessments of the LNG risks were not undertaken and that those risks were therefore not made known to either the planners or the residents of the towns around the haven.
Texas became the first state to enact a "Safe Haven" law in 1999; President George Bush signed a law in 2002 allowing for funding, publicity, training, and assistance for Safe Haven programs.
HUNDREDS of Iraqi workers promised safe haven after working with British troops could face militia death squads.
Yvonne Douma, executive director of Pro-Life BC, notes that newborn abandonment cases, while relatively rare in Canada, should still be considered disturbing enough to prompt legislators to consider amending the Criminal Code to give mothers the option to leave their child at a safe haven instead of abandoning it to die.