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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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School was the obsession of the elite, but no one outside the enclave of reform viewed school as the child shelterers did.
The great sculptor Henry Moore turned draughtsman to portray the frightened people who took `deep' shelter in London's underground railways system in 1940 as representative humans in calm repose, thus reinforcing the message sent to America that these shelterers were not cowardly but somehow heroic.
As every tax expert knows, a spread of nearly twelve points is too great a temptation for even the reformed tax shelterers among us to resist.