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a private language, based in part on Irish, used among Travelers in the British Isles.
a secret language used by some itinerant tinkers in Ireland and parts of Britain, based on systematically altered Gaelic


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  • Shelter

    noun 1. something beneath, behind, or within which a person, animal, or thing is protected from storms, missiles, adverse conditions, etc.; refuge. 2. the protection or refuge afforded by such a thing: He took shelter in a nearby barn. 3. protection from blame, incrimination, etc. 4. a dwelling place or home considered as a refuge […]

  • Shelter-deck

    noun, Nautical. 1. a weather deck covering a space not considered fully watertight. 2. the ‘tween deck beneath this.

  • Sheltered

    adjective 1. protected or shielded from storms, missiles, etc., by a wall, roof, barrier, or the like. 2. protected from the troubles, annoyances, sordidness, etc., encountered in competitive situations: a sheltered life. 3. (of a business or industry) enjoying noncompetitive conditions, as because of a protective tariff. 4. of or relating to employment or housing, […]

  • Sheltered housing

    noun 1. accommodation designed esp for the elderly or infirm consisting of a group of individual premises, often with some shared facilities and a caretaker Also called sheltered accommodation, sheltered homes

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