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refuge

another name for a traffic island
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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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
The preacher at the Refuge is nothing but a remembrance now--the one welcome remembrance of my life!
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.
"Have you heard--when those starving and sinning fellow-creatures happened to be women--of Refuges established to protect and reclaim them?"
"Have you heard of the Refuges? Have you heard of the Women?"
Often, in the early morning, or in the evening after dark, Carlson would steal down to the refuge and work for a couple of hours.
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. Since the finding of the Manuscript excavations have been made, and the house, the two cave rooms, and all the accumulated rubbish of long occupancy have been brought to light.
Reverting for a moment to his former refuge, he observed a cautionary movement of her eyes towards the door.
This action will now bring the number of units in the Service's National Wildlife Refuge System where the public may hunt to 381 and the number where fishing will be permitted to 316.
Byline: submitted by don mullison crab orchard National wildlife refuge -CLMN-
SECRETARY OF THE Interior Ryan Zinke announced in May new or expanded hunting opportunities on 30 national wildlife refuges. The proposal will add an additional 248,000 acres to the refuge system's hunting and fishing programs and will expand existing migratory bird hunting on 19 refuges.