Shelter


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Shelter

A general term used in statutes that relates to the provision of food, clothing, and housing for specified individuals; a home with a proper environment that affords protection from the weather.

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Thuran, down with an attack of jungle fever, lay in the shelter among the branches of their tree of refuge.
A hot flush of shame mantled her cheek and then she went dead white and stepped to the shelter's entrance.
The change to this warm and cheerful place of shelter from the chilly and misty solitude of the moor is so luxuriously delightful that I am quite content, for the first few minutes, to stretch myself on a bed, in lazy enjoyment of my new position; without caring to inquire into whose house we have intruded; without even wondering at the strange absence of master, mistress, or member of the family to welcome our arrival under their hospitable roof.
After examining D'Arnot's wounds the man left the shelter and disappeared.
But scarce had I fallen ere I felt powerful hands grip my ankles, and in another second I was being drawn within the shelter of the tree's interior.
And now, if the gods be truly kind, we shall drift by that next headland and come upon a perfectly sheltered beach, where we may land without wetting our feet."
A grove of full-grown Elms sheltered us from the East--.
I'll go and look for shelter. The rain seems less heavy."
I am just now past the want of food, God knows, and wish but to purchase shelter. What companion have you below?'
'That is just the thing I have been driving at,' replied I; 'and I am thinking that this ravine will exactly answer our purpose, for it is roomy, secluded, well watered, and may shelter us from the weather.'
While he looked upon the alarming spectacle an Office broke away from the Throng and took shelter in a tomb close to where he stood, the crowd being too intent upon hammering one another to observe that the cause of their contention had departed.
And driven the Hamadryad from the wood To seek a shelter in some happier star?