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haven

a port, harbour, or other sheltered place for shipping

haven

[′hā·vən]
(navigation)
A place of safety for vessels; it is accessible in all states of weather and tides.
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But by this time several exchanges had been opened for ordinary business, in New Haven, Bridgeport, New York, and Philadelphia.
My plan was to return at once to Leather- head; and so greatly had the strength of the Martians im- pressed me that I had determined to take my wife to New- haven, and go with her out of the country forthwith.
And her, more fair, more supple smooth than jade, Gleaming among the dark red woods I follow: Now lingering, now as a bird afraid Of pirate wings she seeks the haven hollow.
Then he added, in a low tone, "Yes; that is the haven.
He swam seaward again, beyond reach of the surf that was beating against the land, and at the same time he kept looking towards the shore to see if he could find some haven, or a spit that should take the waves aslant.
He held continuous arguments as to whether he should lie down and sleep at some near spot, or force himself on until he reached a certain haven.
Davenport, a very celebrated minister, went, with other people, and began a plantation at New Haven.
In the eagerness of escape, they had made no provision for their journey; days must elapse before they could reach their haven of safety, and mountains and prairies be traversed, wrapped in all the desolation of winter.
As the light seen by sailors from out at sea, when men have lit a fire in their homestead high up among the mountains, but the sailors are carried out to sea by wind and storm far from the haven where they would be--even so did the gleam of Achilles' wondrous shield strike up into the heavens.
The cloisters, reached by three or four masonry steps, made a haven of refuge around this turbulent sea.
They settled in Roville, that haven of the exile who lives upon remittances.
Of course such a marriage was only what Newland was entitled to; but young men are so foolish and incalculable--and some women so ensnaring and unscrupulous--that it was nothing short of a miracle to see one's only son safe past the Siren Isle and in the haven of a blameless domesticity.