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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.
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Sickness had broken out in the Refuge; I made myself useful as a nurse.
One Sunday our regular clergyman at the Refuge was not able to officiate.
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.
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.
'How 'tis, ma'am,' resumed Stephen, appearing still to find his natural refuge in Louisa's face, 'that what is best in us fok, seems to turn us most to trouble an' misfort'n an' mistake, I dunno.
There are currently three refuges in the Greater Dublin area with a total capacity of 24 family spaces, well below the 1.7 spaces per 10,000 of the population which is recommended internationally.
OUT of sight of the millions of drivers who use Queensway tunnel every year, an amazing underground complex of walkways, refuges, and escape routes has been taking shape.
According to Defenders' report "Refuges at Risk," the most pervasive threat is escalating development inside and close to refuges.
Tabashnik says that farmers might have to plant wider refuges or use varieties of corn in the refuges that bloom at slightly different times than do the nearby Bt varieties.