safety isle


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n safety isle a curbed area in a roadway from which traffic is excluded; provides safe area for pedestrians
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In literature:

Even her murmur must have reached Lew Wee, how remote soever his isle of safety.
"Somewhere in Red Gap" by Harry Leon Wilson
They reached the isle Ailbey in safety, and there passed the midwinter as usual.
"Brendan's Fabulous Voyage" by John Patrick Crichton Stuart Bute
A cold twilight fell over the little isle of safety and the great lake, of whose rage they had been such vivid witnesses.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler

In poetry:

On passed the bark in safety
Round isle and headland steep;
No tempest broke above them,
No fog-cloud veiled the deep.
"The Exiles. 1660" by John Greenleaf Whittier