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Thread #124510   Message #2750065
Posted By: GUEST,DWR
22-Oct-09 - 05:53 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Carter Family Home
Subject: RE: Folklore: Carter Family Home
I think it's sort of a comparison to a Sheepfold. Maybe in the Bible sense as in the song, The Master Of The Sheepfold. I envision that as a place of safety.

Merriam-Webster says: a group of people or institutions that share a common faith, belief, activity, or enthusiasm

That works for me.