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 for Sheltering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Those ruins sheltered once his sacred head.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              You have no convents . . . in which such persons may
              be received and sheltered.            --Southey.
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     2. To screen or cover from notice; to disguise.
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              In vain I strove to cheek my growing flame,
              Or shelter passion under friendship's name. --Prior.
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     3. To betake to cover, or to a safe place; -- used
        reflexively.
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              They sheltered themselves under a rock. --Abp.
                                                    Abbot.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "sheltering":
     covering, custodial, defensive, fostering, guardian, guarding,
     immunizing, parental, preventive, prophylactic, protecting,
     protective, safeguarding, screening, shielding, tutelary, vigilant,
     watchful
  
  

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