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harborage

[hahr-ber-ij] /ˈhɑr bər ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
shelter for vessels, as that provided by a harbor.
2.
any shelter or lodging.
3.
a place of shelter.
Origin of harborage
1560-1570
1560-70; harbor + -age
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  • No wonder then that the celebrated outlaw, Peter Retief, had chosen it for his haunt and the harborage of his ill-gotten stock.

  • 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.

  • He did not peril his prows beyond the shoals which environed the entrance to his harborage.

    The Lily and the Totem William Gilmore Simms
  • 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
  • Intemperance, extravagant living, or immorality found no harborage on Plymouth Rock, no matter under what disguise it might come.

  • Mr. Gulick's constant care, which had secured us harborage in Madrid, had provided welcome here.

    Spanish Highways and Byways Katharine Lee Bates

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