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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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The headline sponsor for the newly created fishing village for the next two years was announced last night as the Peterhead Port Authority.
The exact location of the city was lost at some point after Willibald's visit, and there was debate about whether the city Julias had actually been built on top of the fishing village Bethsaida or simply nearby.
DOC MARTIN (ITV, Monday, 9pm) OVER the past few years, the Cornish fishing village which Doc Martin calls home has welcomed the likes of Ben chris o'dowd and most caroline Quentin.
A wife and child in a Vietnamese fishing village anxiously await the return of the husband and father, who must work long hours out at sea.
The fishing village of Khudi, 48 km west of Karachi, bore the brunt of the waves and its entire population was swept away.
the Cheam Fishing Village, a riverside campground on the north side of the Fraser River located near the Agassiz Bridge, and the Cheam Trading Post, a wholesale/retail outlet for fresh and smoked salmon and other seafood, local and Okanagan fruit and berries and Aboriginal tourism products.
It is set in the Welsh fishing village Welsh fishing village of Laugharne and of Laugharne and New York City, New York City, where Thomas died where Thomas died aged just 39, in 1953.
It was a normal summer for one small fishing village in Newfoundland...
"Playa Blanca is located near the fishing village of Farallon, Cocle province, just a half an hour's drive from Panama City."
Duqm is on a path towards great development with its port, dry dock, airport, free trade zone, and new hotels in the works, but at its core it's still a fishing village. Times of Oman's special correspondent recently visited Duqm and photographed some of the fishermen at their coastal village.
This month, the film, set in a Scots fishing village, will be screened at the International Film Festival in Edinburgh, where it is a contender for the Michael Powell Award for best British feature film.