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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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Officials indicated that the chemical that escaped into residential areas was anhydrous hydrogen chloride, "which presents symptoms of eye, throat, and nasal irritation," according to a statement released by the city of La Porte.
Obviously, I've felt much better than what I do right now," Porte said.
Irishman Roche left Sky to join Porte at BMC Racing and will return to the Tour - which starts today - to help Porte in his bid to break Sky's stranglehold on the race.
Tasmanian Porte, who left Team Sky for BMC Racing at the start of the 2016 season, is seen as the man most likely to end Froome's recent stranglehold on the yellow jersey, with the British rider looking to win it for a third straight year and fourth overall.
15 December 2016 - Chicago, US-area accounting firms Porte Brown LLC and Borhart Spellmeyer and Co, LLC have closed their merger
I took some time on Mollema but I wasn't thinking of Mollema himself, I was trying to bridge the gap to Froome and Porte.
Porte was a key lieutenant for Froome in his Tour victories in 2013 and 2015 before leaving Team Sky in the winter.
The Welshman leads the team after Porte left to join BMC and will get strong support on the mountain stages from Nicolas Roche, Sergio Henao and Mikel Nieve.
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.
Injuries to his knee and hip mean Porte has opted out of the race ahead of next Sunday's conclusion in Milan.
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.