harbour

Definitions

  • Painted by Jennie Harbour
    Painted by Jennie Harbour
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v harbour maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings) "bear a grudge","entertain interesting notions","harbor a resentment"
    • v harbour hold back a thought or feeling about "She is harboring a grudge against him"
    • v harbour keep in one's possession; of animals
    • v harbour secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)
    • n harbour a place of refuge and comfort and security
    • n harbour a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
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Additional illustrations & photos:

MALAGA. View from the Harbour MALAGA. View from the Harbour
THE OLD HARBOUR, PLYMOUTH THE OLD HARBOUR, PLYMOUTH
Frontispiece. ENTRANCE TO HAVANA HARBOUR Frontispiece. ENTRANCE TO HAVANA HARBOUR

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the Eiffel Tower, also designed the inner structure of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbour
    • harbour See harbor.
    • n harbour An obsolete form of arbor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest ship in the world is the French oil tanker that is nearly 415 mts. long, almost as long as Sydney harbour bridge.
    • n Harbour här′bur any refuge or shelter: a port for ships—obs. form Har′borough
    • v.t Harbour to lodge or entertain: to protect: to possess or indulge, as thoughts
    • v.i Harbour to take shelter
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Usage

In literature:

Governor Phillip, therefore, took three boats, and sailed out to search for some more convenient harbour.
"History of Australia and New Zealand" by Alexander Sutherland
The great Pacific coast offered numerous harbours and abundant facilities for being utilized as a base under such conditions.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
BAR, OF A PORT OR HARBOUR.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Six vessels came into the harbour, and every one had been plundered by Greek pirates.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
Without orders they dare not seek shelter in Newhaven harbour.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Above Keratchy, which is the principal export harbour of Scinde, a vast plain without trees or vegetation extends along the coast.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The pier dates from 1770, but the harbour is much more recent.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
Two or three days more would see their gallant ship steam out of the harbour.
"The Fixed Period" by Anthony Trollope
After my stay at Greencastle I proceeded to take charge of our detachment at Carlisle Fort, Queenstown Harbour.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
It possesses no natural harbour.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
The town lies under high hills on a small circular harbour accessible to small craft.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
From the inner harbour the view of Galle is very fine.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
The harbour is spacious, well protected, and has good anchorage.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
Chambongo Town an Harbour with its Neighbouring Keys.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
That mountain top is Rangitoto, an extinct volcanic cone upon a small island that protects the entrance to Auckland Harbour.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
The old storekeeper at Shelter Harbour did not hesitate.
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan
Morgan, in return, asked questions about the town and the harbour and the boats, managing to keep up some sort of a conversation with him.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
Finally she drew a chair to the window, sat down, and looked out across the harbour.
"The Destroyer" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
The studio down by the harbour was still her artistic Mecca.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
St. George's, the 'capital,' stands on the neck of a peninsula a mile in length, which forms one side of the harbour.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
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In poetry:

Yet waft me from the harbour-mouth,
Wild wind! I seek a warmer sky,
And I will see before I die
The palms and temples of the South.
"You Ask Me, Why, Tho' Ill at Ease" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
There, friends, are spots of sleepy green,
Where one may hear afar,
O’er fifteen leagues of waste, I ween,
A moaning harbour bar!
"Dungog" by Henry Kendall
They let her slip by the breathing rip,
Where the bell is never still,
And over the sounding harbour bar,
And under the harbour hill.
"The Nancy's Pride" by Bliss William Carman
A feeble race, by passion driven,
In darkness and in doubt we roam,
And lift our anxious eyes to heaven,
Our hope, our harbour, and our home!
"Hymn 3. Third Sunday In Advent" by Reginald Heber
Keen winter stabs the breasts of May
Whose crimson roses burst his frost,
Ships tempest-tossed
Will find a harbour in some bay,
And so we may.
"Her Voice" by Oscar Wilde
Of floods to sap the parched ground,
And streams to run the desert round;
Of ransom to the captive caught,
And harbour to the found'rig yacht;
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

Harbour earn overdue win.
Rudi Wulf of North Harbour .
Oktoberfest at Cape Harbour to feature music twist.
Reduced schedule for fall at Harbour View farmers' market.
Harbour View Community Farmers' Market is winding down to one day a week with the onset of cooler weather, co-organizer David Adam said.
Ken Baer, former associate director for communications/strategic planning at the White House Office of Management and Budget, has joined The Harbour Group as managing director.
The Paradise Island Harbour Resort, a beach-front hotel, will undergo a full renovation and repositioning program.
Chic New Suites at Maine's Camden Harbour Inn.
Genie Work Platforms Save Time on Long Harbour Process Plant.
A Harbour Air float plane lands in Coal Harbour next to Canada Place.
Harbour 's crews low on mileage.
Harbour Landing Condominium Association Inc. Home Nicolari v Harbour Landing Condominium Association Inc.
Pender Harbour Fit and Ready for Nijinsky.
Pender Harbour has never lost on the Woodbine turf course.
Sunset Harbour Health & Fitness.
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In science:

Our final conclusion is that the GRB(cid:146)s are generated by very massive stars, that end up their life as «hypernovae», in compact star forming regions, that harbour around large galaxies undergoing interactions.
Gamma-ray bursts, BL Lacs, Supernovae, and Interacting Galaxies
Subsequently, Antonucci & Miller (1985), Miller & Goodrich (1990) and Tran et al. (1992) showed that these objects harbour a hidden Seyfert 1 nucleus, the observed polarized continuum arising from scattering of the nuclear continuum by dust or warm electrons.
AGNs with composite spectra II. Additional data
Perhaps the most important point to take from the observational discoveries is that if a comparatively puny body like Mars possesses Tro jans, it is quite likely indeed that the more massive planets also harbour such satellites.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
Perhaps one of the likeliest planets in the inner Solar System to harbour undiscovered Tro jans is Venus.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
Three years later, Hanisch204 and Vestrand483 noted that the rare clusters harbouring a radio-halo have many other similar properties.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
New X-ray observations with XMM-Newton show a lack of spectral evidence for large amounts of cooling and condensing gas in the centers of galaxy clusters believed to harbour strong cooling flows.
The New Emerging Model for the Structure of Cooling Cores in Clusters of Galaxies
This argues that at least some fraction of the optically faint radio source population harbour hidden AGN (this may be similar to the same obscured population detected by Chandra).
Deep Fields: The Faint sub-mJy and microJy Radio Sky - A VLBI Perspective
One possibility is that the birth rate for new jet components is higher in BL Lacertae objects than in quasars, increasing the probability of observing a BL Lac ob ject core harbouring new jet components.
Analysis of 6cm VLBI polarization observations of a complete sample of northern BL Lacertae Objects
After it was found that SAX J1808.4–3658 harbours a millisecond pulsar (§ 2.2), the three observed X-ray bursts were scrutinized for potential burst oscillations . A marginal detection of a 401 Hz oscillation was made in the third burst.
An observational review of accretion-driven millisecond X-ray pulsars
However, more neutronstar LMXBs with low time-averaged accretion rate have to be found and studied in detail to investigate whether they all harbour a millisecond pulsar or if there are also systems with low time-averaged accretion rates that do not harbour a millisecond pulsar.
An observational review of accretion-driven millisecond X-ray pulsars
Two vaults were constructed at the bottom, one of which would harbour an underground muon telescope.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
Their host galaxies often harbour a large-scale bar.
Formation and dynamical evolution of galaxies and of their components
Face-on strongly barred galaxies often harbour what looks like classical bulges and should thus contain both a classical and a box/peanut bulge.
Formation and dynamical evolution of galaxies and of their components
Abell 1835 is also cut from the sample, as it is known to harbour a sub-mm bright central source (Edge et al. 1999).
A study of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich increment using archival SCUBA data
Various other transients are candidate black holes on the basis of the spectral properties of their X-ray outbursts; as many as 70 % of the X-ray transients might harbour a black hole (see Table 4 in Chen et al. 1997).
Detection of X-ray bursts in the globular cluster NGC 6652
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