Definitions

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  • n. A place for refuge for a vessel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)

Etymologies

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harbour +‎ -age

Examples

  • “Fail to take all practicable measures to eradicate and prevent the harbourage of pests on the food premises” — Only $660 fine?!?!?

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  • The square-rigged cargo ships, with their central wells ready for loading, were brought inshore, to be easily beached when the time came, and only the small, fast dragon-boats remained within the enclosed harbourage.

    His Disposition

  • “Fail to take all practicable measures to eradicate and prevent the harbourage of pests on the food premises” — Only $660 fine?

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  • In the first place, it will hardly be denied that we possess the finest and safest harbourage for shipping, where vessels of all sorts can come to moorings and be laid up in absolute security17 as far as stress of weather is concerned.

    Ways and Means

  • Brahmajnana, Yoga and Dharma are the three essentialities of Hinduism; wherever it travels and find harbourage and resting place, these three must spread.

    Yoga by Sri Aurobindo

  • (Henry was silent.) “Where did you part from him?” continued Bothwell; “was it in the highway, or did you give him harbourage in this very house?”

    Old Mortality

  • In the sunshine of the morning, beneath the wide, blue heavens, with a fresh wind astir, what fears, except the most desperate, can find a harbourage?

    Sister Carrie

  • Julian that men clepe to for good harbourage, for our Lord harboured with him in his house.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Accordingly, the knight took no time to consider minutely the particulars which we have detailed, but thanking Saint Julian (the patron of travellers) who had sent him good harbourage, he leaped from his horse and assailed the door of the hermitage with the butt of his lance, in order to arouse attention and gain admittance.

    Ivanhoe

  • Roberts, to whom he mentioned this circumstance, fully agreed with him as to its being a prognostication of danger, and when the arrangements were made for the night, the party camped in as open a place as they could select, where no neighbouring thicket might afford harbourage for a lurking foe.

    Ralph Rashleigh

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