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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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Porte Brown is entrepreneurial in nature and always looking for smart growth opportunities," said Bruce Jones, Managing Partner Porte Brown.
Porte was struck on the first mountain stage, stage 10 to La Pierre-Saint-Martin on Tuesday, as Froome won to take a lead of two minutes 52 seconds, an advantage which has set him up for a second Tour win in three years.
Porte was lamped by a spectator on the first mountain stage, to the ski station at La Pierre-Saint-Martin, on Tuesday - when Froome won and took a decisive lead in the race.
Porte has knee and hip injuries following a crash towards the end of Friday's stage 13 schlep to Jesolo.
Injuries to his knee and hip mean Porte has opted out of the race ahead of next Sunday's conclusion in Milan.
Porte said: "The Giro d'Italia has been my main goal of the season.
The Australian was well placed but still signifi-cantly behind Tony Gallopin heading into the final day, but while Porte surged the overnight leader fell away on the Col d'Eze time-trial.
Porte and Team Sky colleague Geraint Thomas finished one minute behind, with Etixx-Quick-Step's Kwiatkowski a further two seconds back- despite both Porte and Thomas falling late in the stage in separate incidents.
Australian Porte then kicked away one kilometre from the finish and it was only Thomas who was able to go with him.
Froome crashed out of the Tour last Wednesday with a fractured left wrist and right hand, with Australian Porte assuming the leadership of Team Sky.
Porte, promoted to team leader after defending champion Chris Froome pulled out, came fourth in yesterday's eighth stage as Frenchman Blel Kadri won the 161km trek from Tomblaine.