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refuge

another name for a traffic island

Refuge

See also Concealment.
Adullam
cave where David hid from Saul. [O. T.: I Samuel 22:1]
Alsatia
(white friars) London monastery; former refuge for lawless characters. [Br. Hist.: Walsh Modem, 15]
Bezer-in-the-wilderness
one of the appointed cities of sanctuary for unintentional murderers. [O.T.: Joshua 20:8]
Golan
appointed city of sanctuary for unintentional murderers. [O.T.: Joshua 20:8]
Kedesh
city of sanctuary for unintentional murderers. [O.T.: Joshua 20:7]
Kiriath-arba
city of sanctuary for unintentional murderers. [O.T.: Joshua 20:7]
Noah’s Ark
preserves Noah’s family and animals from flood. [O.T.: Genesis 6:7–9]
Ramoth
city of sanctuary for unintentional murderers. [O.T.: Joshua 20:8]
Schechem
city of sanctuary for unintentional murderers. [O.T.: Joshua 20:7]
References in classic literature ?
We shall thus catch the Count at his weakest, and without a refuge to fly to.
One Sunday our regular clergyman at the Refuge was not able to officiate.
But I pointed out the distant pinnacles of the Palace of Green Porcelain to her, and contrived to make her understand that we were seeking a refuge there from her Fear.
When there is no place of refuge at all, it is desperate ground.
In the bitterness of his heart, the Blackfoot renegade repined at the mishap which had severed him from a race of congenial spirits, and driven him to take refuge among beings so destitute of martial fire.
The Lair of the Wolf is his refuge, and where he has made him his home, Not even the Head Wolf may enter, not even the Council may come.
Philosophy, moreover, was his sole refuge, for he did not know where he was to lodge for the night.
But one mark of a writer's greatness is that different minds can find in him different inspirations; and Professor Erlin, who hated the Prussians, gave his enthusiastic admiration to Goethe because his works, Olympian and sedate, offered the only refuge for a sane mind against the onslaughts of the present generation.
Beside himself with terror Pierre jumped up and ran back to the battery, as to the only refuge from the horrors that surrounded him.
It was a quiet, tidy little sitting-room; and I was not sorry to be provided with such a harbour of refuge.
At this awful sight, the last one of us sought refuge inside our caves.
Her son (of whom I feel truly ashamed to be obliged to speak again so soon) made an effort to extricate his mother--involved himself in a series of pecuniary disasters, which commercial people call, I believe, transactions--struggled for a little while to get out of them in the character of an independent gentleman--failed--and then spiritlessly availed himself of the oleaginous refuge of the soap and candle trade.