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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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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.
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Porte lost 47 seconds to Contador to slip to fourth on the general classification, after which he was eased to 9-2 for race glory.
Porte's squad features the Italian duo Salvatore Puccio and Elia Viviani, alongside Bernhard Eisel, Sebastian Henao, Vasil Kiryienka, Leopold Konig, Mikel Nieve and Kanstantsin Siutsou.
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.
Some hard riding from Nicolas Roche helped restore parity on the descent which followed, but the overnight leader made another move on the back of the Col Saint-Roch which meant Porte and Thomas were 28 seconds adrift as they began the final climb of the day.
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.
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