Definition of harbourage in English:


(US harborage)


  • A harbour or other place of shelter.

    • ‘To achieve control, all their harbourages must be found and treated with residual insecticide. Look for small, dark faecal spots or white dots - bedbug eggs - close to hiding places.’
    • ‘The excrement of a bedbug gives a characteristic speckled appearance to their harbourages.’
    • ‘Cockroaches were released with a male to female ratio of 1: 1 and allowed to acclimatize for 2 to 2.5 h i.e., until all of them aggregate within the harborages, which were kept in the cage for sheltering.’
    • ‘The objective is to remove old grain and residue that could provide a harborage for these fungi.’
    • ‘Although they are more abundant in the summer months, indoor insects no longer have a true season, since they find they get enough heat, fluid and harborage in centrally heated modern houses.’
    • ‘What they have a taste for is a blood meal and harborage in dark cracks and crevices close to where humans rest and sleep.’
    • ‘Went in search of harbourage and found some people I knew.’
    • ‘Bedbug eggs are cemented to the surface of the harbourage.’
    • ‘They may serve as reservoirs of the bacterium and a harborage for its vector, the flea beetle.’
    • ‘When at his urgence we do let him go ashore, we may give him whatever harborage we choose, until he finds shelter elsewhere if he can.’
    port, dock, haven, marina, dockyard, boatyard, mooring, anchorage, roads, waterfront
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