Roget category 6665. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.2. Prospective volition
›› 5.2.2. Subservience to ends
[Means of safety.]
last resort —
refuge for the destitute —
sanctum sanctorum [Lat.]
roadstead, anchorage — breakwater, mole, port, haven — harbor, harbor of refuge — seaport — pier, jetty, embankment, quay.
covert, cover, shelter, screen, lee wall, wing, shield, umbrella — barrier — dashboard, dasher [U.S.].
wall etc. (inclosure) 232 — fort etc. (defense) 717.
anchor, kedge — grapnel, grappling iron — sheet anchor, killick† — mainstay — support etc. 215 — cheek etc. 706 — ballast.
jury mast — vent-peg — safety valve, blow-off valve — safety lamp — lightning rod, lightning conductor — safety belt, airbag, seat belt — antilock brakes, antiskid tires, snow tires.
means of escape etc. (escape) 671 — lifeboat, lifejacket, life buoy, swimming belt, cork jacket — parachute, plank, steppingstone — emergency landing.
safeguard etc. (protection) 664.
throw oneself into the arms of —
break for taller timber [U.S.].
create a diversion.
any port in a storm —
bibere venenum in auro [Lat.] —
valet anchora virtus†.
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