Sheltering
Shelter Shel"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sheltered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sheltering}.] 1. To be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect. [1913 Webster]

Those ruins sheltered once his sacred head. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

You have no convents . . . in which such persons may be received and sheltered. --Southey. [1913 Webster]

2. To screen or cover from notice; to disguise. [1913 Webster]

In vain I strove to cheek my growing flame, Or shelter passion under friendship's name. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

3. To betake to cover, or to a safe place; -- used reflexively. [1913 Webster]

They sheltered themselves under a rock. --Abp. Abbot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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