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harbour

(US), harbor
a sheltered port
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Toward ten o'clock we sailed into the desolate harbor of Enkhuizen.
Excepting a few fishing vessels visible near us, the harbor of this once prosperous place was a vast solitude of water, varied here and there by dreary banks of sand.
Also there is a bar across the entrance of our every cove, or particular inclination; each is our harbor for a season, in which we are detained and partially land-locked.
The two oarsmen bent to their work, and the little boat glided away as rapidly as possible in the midst of the thousand vessels which choke up the narrow way which leads between the two rows of ships from the mouth of the harbor to the Quai d'Orleans.
These grim figures hoisted the tea-chests on the decks of the vessels; broke them open, and threw all the contents into the harbor.
Before dark the barkentine lay peacefully at anchor upon the bosom of the still, mirror-like surface of the harbor.
No signs of habitation were visible, but that the land might easily support human life was evidenced by the abundant bird and animal life of which the watchers on the Fuwalda's deck caught occasional glimpses, as well as by the shimmer of a little river which emptied into the harbor, insuring fresh water in plenitude.
Puffing and panting, we plodded on until within about a mile of the harbor we came upon a sight that brought us all up standing.
When it had come to within half a mile of the anchorage of the Ithaca, and was about to enter the mouth of the harbor Sing Lee's eyes chanced to fall upon it.
The night was a bright one, but there was a heavy sea running, and even in the harbor the boat was rocking.
The Dolphin then inquired if he knew the Piraeus (the famous harbor of Athens).
This is a little white house on the harbor shore, half way between Glen St.