harborers of such offenders will be transported for seven years.
We harborers love this place, just as it is, and we would defend it against any such innovations.
I will give one hundred dollars for proof sufficient to convict his harborers.
The American officer returned to his ship, vowing vengeance on the harborers of the deserter.
But there were a certain number of persons--of whom I was one--who were their "harborers" and spectators.
In all likelihood, in such cases, the stalls and sheds are the harborers of this germ.
"lodging for ships," early 12c., probably from Old English herebeorg "lodgings, quarters," from here "army, host" (see harry) + beorg "refuge, shelter" (related to beorgan "save, preserve;" see bury); perhaps modeled on Old Norse herbergi "room, lodgings, quarters." Sense shifted in Middle English to "refuge, lodgings," then to "place of shelter for ships."
Old English hereborgian, cognate with Old Norse herbergja, Old High German heribergon, Middle Dutch herbergen; see harbor (n.). Figuratively, of thoughts, etc., from late 14c. Related: Harbored; harboring.