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1. That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a protection; a screen. The sick and weak the healing plant shall aid, From storms a shelter, and from heat a shade. (pope)

2. One who protects; a guardian; a defender. Thou [God] hast been a shelter for me. (Ps. Lxi. 3)

3. The state of being covered and protected; protection; security. Who into shelter takes their tender bloom. (young) Shelter tent,a small tent made of pieces of cotton duck arranged to button together. In field service the soldiers carry the pieces.

Synonym: asylum, refuge, retreat, covert, sanctuary, protection, defense, security.

Origin: Cf. OE. Scheltrun, shiltroun, schelltrome, scheldtrome, a guard, squadron, AS. Scildtruma a troop of men with shields; scild shield _ truma a band of men. See Shield.

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Re: human/neanderthal crosses?

... around, but the CM's would be exposed to the same environment. There is also indication that they had advanced tools, fire, clothes, and shelters. Its possible that they interbred, which would most definately happen if they were just a sub species. Gene pool could've been too small and ...

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by casanschagrin
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: human/neanderthal crosses?
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Reconciling Faith with Evolution

... the world. Just the Catholic Church alone operates hundreds of thousands of charity hospitals, aid stations, food banks, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, schools, and so on and so forth. Governments seem to be too worried about power and greed to do much about world poverty; it is the great ...

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Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:39 am
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Topic: Reconciling Faith with Evolution
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ex-situ conservation

... out there who happens to read this is thinking of breeding their dog, if you truly love them, and care for animals, have them spayed/neutered! Our shelters are overflowing with animals that need good homes, and many of them are the direct result of amateur breeding!!

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by kikkid
Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: ex-situ conservation
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The Fiber Disease

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by Foxy Lady
Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:46 am
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Favorites Animal

Animal rescues and shelters are amazing places to work at. I recommend it to any one. I spent a summer working at one. It was one of the best summers ever. what kinds of things did you do and how many hours did you usually work a week?

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by February Beetle
Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:13 am
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Topic: Favorites Animal
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