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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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It was a role that took him across the length and breadth of Oman, from mountain settlements to Bedu encampments and remote fishing villages.
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Small groups of visitors will be taken though the fishing village and will watch First Nations students, dressed in traditional clothing, spearing the fish and preparing the trout for smoking.
Even before this move, the labour has refused to journey to the fishing village.
Orginally home to European pirates and slave merchants, this rich mix of peoples and cultures transformed itself into a quaint fishing village, famous for its combination of rustic charm, architectural harmony and elegant restaurants and shops.
In the old fishing village of Ortakoy on the Bosporus, the late eighteenth-century brick palace was a summer retreat for the daughter of a sultan.
A fishing village until the mid-12th century, Copenhagen is now a bustling metropolis heavily influenced by jazz, architecture and design, and the arts, Among the city's major industries are electronics, pharmaceuticals, and textiles
The centerpiece of the China Camp State Historic Park is China Camp, the oldest (1880s) and last Chinese fishing village on San Francisco Bay.