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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
3. Contingent Subservience

666. [Means of Safety.] Refuge.

   NOUN:REFUGE, sanctuary, retreat, fastness, stronghold, fortress, castle, acropolis; keep, last resort; ward; prison [See Prison]; asylum, ark, home, refuge for the destitute; almshouse; hiding place &. (ambush) [See Ambush]; sanctum sanctorum [L.] (privacy) [See Seclusion. Exclusion].
  ANCHORAGE, roadstead; breakwater, mole, port, haven; harbor, – of refuge; seaport; pier, jetty, embankment, quay, wharf, landing place; bund, bunder [both Oriental]; water wing [arch.].
  COVERT,, shelter, screen, lee wall, wing, shield, umbrella; dashboard, dasher [U. S.], splashboard, mud guard or mudguard, wheel guard.
  wall (inclosure) [See Inclosure]; fort (defense) [See Defense].
  ANCHOR, sheet anchor, sacred anchor [Gr. & Rom. antiq.], kedge or kedge anchor; Trotman’s -, Martin’s -, mushroom- anchor; killick; grapnel, grappling iron; mainstay; support [See Support]; check [See Hindrance]; ballast.
  MEANS OF ESCAPE (escape) [See Escape]; lifeboat, swimming belt, cork jacket, life preserver, buoy, breeches buoy; parachute, plank, stepping-stone.
  SAFEGUARD (protection) [See Safety].
  jury mast; vent-peg; safety -valve, – lamp; lightning -rod, – conductor.
   VERB:SEEK or FIND SAFETY [See Safety]; seek -, take -, find- refuge &c. n.; claim sanctuary; throw oneself into the arms of; break for the tall timber [U. S.], break for the woods; fly to, reach in time; make port, make the harbor; anchor in the roadstead; crouch in the lee of; reach -shelter, – home, – running water.
  BAR THE GATE, let the portcullis down; lock -, bolt -, make fast- the door; raise the drawbridge.
  1. Bibere venenum in auro.
  2. Valet anchora virtus.
  3. Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (a mighty fortress is our God).—Luther