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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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They will pick up plenty to eat (the guide says); and when night comes on they will find their own way to shelter in a village hard by.
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.
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.
It penetrated deep into the land, and the tide, setting in, drifted us under the shelter of the point.
You seek to know where your oxen have run for shelter from the cold!
"Excuse me my Sophia for having thus unwillingly offended you--" replied I--and then changing the conversation, desired her to admire the noble Grandeur of the Elms which sheltered us from the Eastern Zephyr.
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.