harbour


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a place of refuge and comfort and security

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secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)

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keep in one's possession

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hold back a thought or feeling about

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maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

References in classic literature ?
Outside the harbour on this side there rises for about half a mile a great reef, the sharp of which runs straight out from behind the south lighthouse.
The fishing boats are racing for home, and rise and dip in the ground swell as they sweep into the harbour, bending to the scuppers.
lay among the reefs until the 14th, and not until the 20th did he cast anchor within the barrier in the harbour of Vanou.
It has three good harbours on its coast; the largest and best of which is called by the people living in its vicinity 'Taiohae', and by Captain Porter was denominated Massachusetts Bay.
To be sure, I had much rather she had stayed in harbour, that I might have sat a few hours with you in comfort; but as there is a boat ashore, I had better go off at once, and there is no help for it.
The harbour was lively with small craft, an aeroplane was circling overhead, and out in the Roads several warships were lying anchored.
The two girls strolled out and made their way towards the harbour.
Last of all, so far as concerned the Solomons, her anchor rumbled down and bit into the coral-sanded bottom of the harbour of Tulagi, where, ashore on Florida Island, lived and ruled the Resident Commissioner.
Scarcely had the Makambo passed quarantine, and while on her way up harbour to dock, when a trim man-of-war launch darted in to her side and a trim lieutenant mounted the Makambo's boarding-ladder.
We hove up anchor to a jolly chanty, and sailed out of Yokohama harbour for San Francisco.
He had risen at dawn that morning, walked bare-footed for eight miles along the shore, carrying his shoes, hired a harbour fisherman to row him over the channel, and then walked eight miles more to the church at Carlyle, less, it is to be feared, from a zeal for holy things than that he might do an errand for his adored brother, Kenneth.
The part of the harbour where the Beagle intended to anchor being distant twenty-five miles, I obtained from the Commandant a guide and horses, to take me to see whether she had arrived.
Poole Harbour was dry, which led her to praise the absence of muddy foreshore at Friedrich Wilhelms Bad, Rugen, where beech-trees hang over the tideless Baltic, and cows may contemplate the brine.
We offered that guest harbour and heart: now it dwelleth with us--let it stay as long as it will
All day long, at sea or in harbour, he could be seen walking hastily up and down the after- deck, wearing an intense, spiritually rapt ex- pression, which was caused by a perpetual con- sciousness of unpleasant physical sensations in his internal economy.