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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 ?
Grace considered--advanced a step toward her--stopped--and took refuge in the most trivial of all the common phrases which one human being can address to another.
For nineteen years now the refuge that I selected had been almost continuously occupied, and in all that time, with one exception, it has never been discovered by an outsider.
broke off the side of one of these knolls and toppled it into the hole where the Everhards made their refuge.
Reverting for a moment to his former refuge, he observed a cautionary movement of her eyes towards the door.
It was one of a number of horrific cases highlighted by the MP, who used to work with victims of sexual abuse in Sandwell in the West Midland, as she led a Commons debate about funding for women's refuges.
Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips spoke out about the shocking case as she led a Commons debate about funding for women's refuges.
There is no doubt that allowing oil and gas development will permanently change the fundamental nature of the refuges Coastal Plain.
It nullified the Obama administration's Alaska National Wildlife Refuge Rule, which placed predator management on Alaska's national wildlife refuges in the hands of federal officials.
The value to Americans provided by national wildlife refuges was highlighted when US Fish & Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe announced the agency is proposing to expand hunting and fishing opportunities at 13 national wildlife refuges across the United States.
MORE than two thirds of women's refuges risk being forced to close due to welfare reforms, a charity has warned.
One of the greatest values of our national wildlife refuges is that they preserve nature unspoiled and provide a place where persons can go to repair the damage done by the rattle and clang of civilization.
Telemetry allows subsequent monitoring of individuals even when they enter refuges in dens, deep narrow cracks, or rock crevices (Smith, 2009; Santoyo-Brito and Fox, 2012).