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a natural or artificial harbor and its terminal facilities for the transfer of goods and passengers to or from waterborne means of transport. Port cities are located on oceans, lakes, rivers, and canals in places where access to the hinterland provides a large volume of
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What does it mean when you dream about a harbor?

A ship anchored at harbor can symbolize the feeling that something or someone is “all washed up”, as well respite from a hard siege. Ships also represent a place of security to hide or to regroup.

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Any body of water of sufficient depth for ships to enter and find shelter from storms or other natural phenomena. Also known as port.
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(US), harbor
a sheltered port
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The problem came when the state tried to prosecute harborers under the new law and realized that no criminal penalties existed for runaways, so that the people who harbored them could not face criminal charges.
"One cannot disregard the blood-stained fingerprints and the twisted minds of Iran and Syria, who are the main perpetrators, harborers, financiers and initiators of terror in this world," said Gillerman.
I hear predominantly Arab countries described as part of the "axis of evil" or "evil empire," labeled indiscriminately as supporters of terrorism and harborers of terrorists.
The general explained, "We're not that good at fighting terrorists, so we're going after states." Tellingly, the worst state harborers of terrorists--Egypt, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia--were not on the Pentagon's hit list, because they are allies.
As Natalie Hester states in her essay, "Traveling Italians and the Grand Tour Culture of the Seventeeth-century," already at that time "there existed no cohesive sense of peninsular identity that could be reinforced or challenged by going abroad" (112) although Italian cities were perceived as important harborers of essential knowledge for the bildung of citizens of other countries.