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PORTER. The name of an ancient English officer who bore or carried a rod before the justices. The door-keeper of the English parliament also bears this name.
     2. One who is employed as a common carrier to carry goods from one place to another in the same town, is also called a porter. Such person is in general answerable as a common carrier. Story, Bailm. Sec. 496.

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Portas, now of Coulthard Court, South Bank, admitted the March 11 burglary - his 92nd offence but his first crime since his last release from prison in 2014.
Portas, hired by the Government as a high street tsar, owns the Kinky Knickers brand.
Portas also told MPs that saving the nation's high streets was "not one of David Cameron's priorities''.
Leader of Warwickshire County Council, Alan Farnell, said: "It is great news to hear that Leamington Spa has been successful in its bid to become a Portas Pilot town.
Some 370 applications were made following a report by Ms Portas into the state of the country's high streets.
Ms Portas - dubbed Queen of Shops - told a packed pavilion at the Hay Festival that all hope was not lost for traditional shopping centres that have lost out to out-of-town superstores and the internet.
Authored by Mary Portas, the retail adviser and TV presenter, the David Cameron-commissioned report into the future of Britain's town centres published yesterday urged the government to put betting shops into a separate 'Use Class' of their own so that councils can keep tabs on the number of shops in an area, with Portas saying "the influx of betting shops, often in more deprived areas, is blighting our high streets".
Ms Portas, star of the BBC programme ary Queen Of Shops, is expected to suggest regulations on high street traders are axed, including restrictions on night-time deliveries, put in place to minimise noise for local residents.
She has registered 'Mary Portas' and 'Mary Portas Queen of Shops' and two Mary logos as well as 'Armery'.
Portas said that communities are being sacrificed for convenience.
24) Hofmann, "Uber Portas Quadratur krummlinig begrenzter ebener Figuren" (199).
Although Portas offers five product lines in Europe, they plan to start by dealing in only three in the United States: interior doors, kitchens, and staircases.