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harborage

[hahr-ber-ij]
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noun
  1. shelter for vessels, as that provided by a harbor.
  2. any shelter or lodging.
  3. a place of shelter.
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Origin of harborage

First recorded in 1560–70; harbor + -age
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Examples from the Web for harborage

Historical Examples

  • Not long did the boys remain even in a harborage so distant.

    The Story of Ab

    Stanley Waterloo

  • It was all very well to dilate upon the sugar crop of the island, its trade, its fertility, its harborage.

    Benjamin Franklin

    John Torrey Morse, Jr.

  • And, as the evil spirit had left Hiram's house, so had another and a greater evil spirit quitted its harborage.

  • No wonder then that the celebrated outlaw, Peter Retief, had chosen it for his haunt and the harborage of his ill-gotten stock.

  • It shall not be burdened with any duties for harborage stoppages, depots, breaking bulk, or putting in through stress of weather.

    Stanley in Africa

    James P. Boyd