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PORT. A place to which the officers of the customs are appropriated, and which include the privileges and guidance of all members and creeks which are allotted to them. 1 Chit. Com. Law, 726; Postlewaith's Com. Dict. h.t.; 1 Chit. Com. L. Index, h.t. According to Dalloz, a port is a place within land, protected against the waves and winds, and affording to vessels a place of safety. Diet. Supp. h.t. By the Roman law a port is defined to be locus, conclusus, quo importantur merces, et unde exportantur. Dig. 50,16, 59. See 7 N. S. 81. 2. A port differs from a haven, (q.v.) and includes something more. 1st. It is a place at which vessels may arrive and discharge, or take in their cargoes. 2. It comprehends a vale, city or borough, called in Latin caput corpus, for the reception of mariners and merchants, for securing the goods, and bringing them to market, and for victualling the ships. 3. It is impressed with its legal character by the civil authority. Hale de Portibus Mar. c. 2; 1 Harg. 46, 73; Bac. Ab. Prerogative, D 5; Com. Dig. Navigation, E; 4 Inst. 148; Callis on Sewers, 56; 2 Chit. Com. Law, 2; Dig. 60, 16, 59; Id. 43, 12, 1, 13; Id. 47, 10, 15, 7; Id. 39, 4, 15.

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I well remember Larboard Larry but to us school kids he was known as Larbo.
For a while the other side was known as larboard, or loading side.
In Capturing Port au Prince, the Hermione was singly opposed to one of the Batteries for some hours, & in addition to the injury and loss sustained from the Enemy's fire, We suffer'd very severely in Kill'd and Wounded, by the unfortunate bursting of one of our Main Deck Guns; by which accident the larboard side of our Forecastle was also blown up - We were also partially engaged at the reduction of St.
We have had enough of action, and of motion we, Rolled to starboard, rolled to larboard, where the surge was seething free, Where the wallowing monster spouted his foam-fountains in the sea.
In the head is Her Majesty in her robes with orb and scepter in her hands, standing erect under a canopy with two doves thereon, which is supported by two boys, the emblems of peace, one holding a dove, the other a palm branch: under which on the starboard side is Britannia sitting on a lion and presenting a laurel: on the larboard side is Plenty sitting on a sea-horse offering the produce of the sea and land; on the starboard trail board Justice and Prudence with emblems; on the larboard trail board are two boys.
We were doing this scene one day when the Renown is setting sail for the West Indies, and he had a line he had to say to me which was something like 'Weather the Lizard, and put your sails to larboard, Mr Hornblower', and I had to say 'Aye Aye.