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refuge

Roget category 666

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.2. Prospective volition
›› 5.2.2. Subservience to ends

#666. [Means of safety.] Refuge

noun

refuge, sanctuary, retreat, fastnessacropoliskeep, last resortwardprison etc. 752asylum, ark, home, refuge for the destitutealmshousehiding place etc. (ambush) 530sanctum sanctorum [Lat.] etc. (privacy) 893.
roadstead, anchoragebreakwater, mole, port, havenharbor, harbor of refugeseaportpier, jetty, embankment, quay.
covert, cover, shelter, screen, lee wall, wing, shield, umbrellabarrierdashboard, dasher [U.S.].
wall etc. (inclosure) 232fort etc. (defense) 717.
anchor, kedgegrapnel, grappling ironsheet anchor, killickmainstaysupport etc. 215cheek etc. 706ballast.
jury mastvent-pegsafety valve, blow-off valvesafety lamplightning rod, lightning conductorsafety belt, airbag, seat beltantilock brakes, antiskid tires, snow tires.
means of escape etc. (escape) 671lifeboat, lifejacket, life buoy, swimming belt, cork jacketparachute, plank, steppingstoneemergency landing.
safeguard etc. (protection) 664.

verb

seek refuge, take refuge, find refuge etc. n. — seek safety, find safety etc. 664throw oneself into the arms ofbreak for taller timber [U.S.].
create a diversion.

phrase

any port in a stormbibere venenum in auro [Lat.]valet anchora virtus.



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