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shelter or refuge, as for a ship, or a place providing shelter
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  • I have no harbourage for mortal guests, no provision to relieve human wants.

    The Pirate Sir Walter Scott
  • He had the charity to give me his guidance from the Sands, and a night's harbourage from the tempest.

    Red Gauntlet Sir Walter Scott
  • That Rhoda herself might suffer in the process was an idea to which (if it occurred to him) he would give no harbourage.

    A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3) Frances Eleanor Trollope
  • A mighty wind drove them far from their harbourage, so that their rudder was broken, and their sail torn from the mast.

  • He will then launch his toils into the wild boar's harbourage, placing the nooses upon any forked branches of wood to hand.

    The Sportsman Xenophon
  • And the old birds that had sung in the spring sang now amid the same leaves, grown older too to give them harbourage.

    The Return Walter de la Mare
  • Originally he was, as his name implies, a god of harbourage.

  • It was between evening and night when we approached our harbourage, Puerto Madryn.

    Through the Heart of Patagonia H. Hesketh Prichard
  • And then the flea said, “This night will we change our harbourage”; and so they did.

  • The harbourage is excellent, and in summer the town is a favourite resort as a watering-place.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood

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