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rescue

1. the forcible removal of a person from legal custody
2. Law the forcible seizure of goods or property
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Rescue

To save a structure from danger, such as demolition.
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What does it mean when you dream about a rescue?

Being rescued from a pursuing animal, a potential drowning, etc. often indicates the dreamer needs to rescue themselves from a disturbing or even a potentially threatening situation that they are experiencing in their business or in their personal life.

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Rescue

Abishai
saves David from death by Benob. [O.T.: II Samuel 21:17]
Andromeda
saved by Perseus from sea monster. [Gk. Myth: Hall, 239; Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
Ararat
traditional resting place of Noah’s ark after the Flood. [O.T.: Genesis 8:4]
Arion
thrown overboard; carried safely to land by dolphins. [Gk. Myth.: LLEI, I: 323; Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
Barry
St. Bernard dog; saved over 40 snowbound people in Alps. [Swiss Hist.: Wallechinsky, 126]
Charlotte
spider that saves Wilbur the pig from slaughter. [Am. Lit.: E. B. White Charlotte’s Web]
Deucalion
survived Zeus’s flood in ark. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmer-man, 85]
Diana’s statue
saved by Orestes from Scythian thieves. [Gk. Lit.: Iphigenia in Tauris]
Dunkirk
combined military-civilian operation rescued 340,000 British troops (1940). [Br. Hist.: Van Doren, 475]
Entebbe
daring Israeli raid freed airline hostages at Ugandan airport (1977). [World Hist.: Facts (1977), 487]
Hercules
rescues Alcestis from Hades after her self-sacrifice. [Gk. Lit.: Alcestis; Ger. Opera: Gluck, Alceste, Westerman, 73–75]
Iphigenia
rescued at the moment of her sacrificial stabbing. [Gk. Myth.: Gayley, 80–81]
Isaac
“saved” from being sacrificed by angel of the Lord. [O.T.: Genesis 22:2–13]
Jonah
saved from drowning in belly of great fish. [O.T.: Jonah 1:17]
Macheath
saved from hanging by the king’s reprieve. [Ger. Opera: Weill, Threepenny Opera, Westerman, 497]
Mignon
rescued by Wilhelm Meister from gypsies. [Fr. Opera: Thomas, Mignon, Westerman, 187]
Noah
with his sons, deemed by God worth saving from His destructive flood. [O.T.: Genesis 6–10]
Rahab and family
spared from Jericho’s destruction for aid rendered to Joshua’s army. [O.T.: Joshua 6:25]
Sanang
used magic powers to rescue Marco Polo. [Irish Lit.: Messer Marco Polo, Magill I, 584–585]
Tinker Bell
fairy saved by the faith of the audience after she drinks a lethal potion. [Br. Drama: J. M. Barrie Peter Pan in Magill II, 820]
oak leaves
used in crown awarded to one who saves a life. [Rom. Tradition: Wheeler, 765]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He stated these remarks while addressing a function on the 9th foundation ceremony of Rescue 1122 Attock.
He was speaking at an event organised to mark the one year anniversary of service at Divisional Headquarters Rescue 1122 on Thursday.
'We tend to continue doing this not only in this yuletide season but all year round to rescue itong mga kababayan natin na namamalimos dito,' he said during a news forum.