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harbourage

US harborage

noun
  1. shelter or refuge, as for a ship, or a place providing shelter
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Historical Examples

  • 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

  • And then the flea said, “This night will we change our harbourage”; and so they did.

  • Originally he was, as his name implies, a god of harbourage.

  • A mighty wind drove them far from their harbourage, so that their rudder was broken, and their sail torn from the mast.

  • 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