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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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The rescued individuals were then transferred to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for proper protection, Eleazar said.
A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue service said: "Firefighters rescued a large dog that was stuck down a brook embankment.
Rescue 1122 water rescue teams had been involved in rescue operations in all flood-hit districts of Punjab and rescued 472 persons in Rahim Yar Khan, 157 in Khanewal, 1,820 in Jhelum, 191 in Attock, three in Sargodha, 53 in Khushab, 1,778 in Layyah, 299 in Mianwali, 1,780 in Bhakkar, 88 in Mandi Bahauddin and 747 people in Jhang.
But in the United States, why would hikers and climbers avail themselves of such coverage when they know that they will be rescued at taxpayer expense?
Over just eight hours, the Swift Water Rescue Team from Newcastle East Community Fire Station rescued 108 people from High Stanners in Morpeth, using their new Avon PRO 400 Emergency Rescue Boat with a 20 horsepower Honda outboard.
Dog Rescue, Inc., in 2003, Fox and a group of dedicated volunteers have rescued more than 100 dogs, mainly from the city dog shelters, and placed them first in foster care and then in permanent homes.
As I shed my flight gear, I made my way into the hangar where the rescued crew was housed.
Though only a foot below the surface, he had to be rescued by his colleagues.(6)
For example, beginning in 1995, all mountain climbers heading for Mount Rainier National Park's summit without a professional guide will have to pay a $15 fee--just in case they need to be rescued. Alaska's Denali National Park may charge as much as $200 per climber.
According to the service report, the lifeboat crew rescued 12 residents, three cats, and one American visitor.
RAWALPINDI -- Punjab Emergency Service, Rescue-1122 Rawalpindi rescued 2788 victims in 2966 rescue operations conducted during June.
According to rescue 1122, hundreds of families and vehicles stranded in snow were rescued successfully and the operation was ongoing to rescue more.