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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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To become a hospital PORTER, you will need to have good communication skills, a fRiendly and helpful MANNER and a good level of physical fitness FOR loading and pushing heavy tRolleys.
"The victim was Alan Dunn, 60, who was a hospital porter from Barrington Terrace, Ferryhill.
Hospital porter Stephen Tatnell is celebrating 50 years of working for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Colin Liddle, 39, hospital porter, Winlaton: Black and white stripes and NUFC written on the outside.
AS (presumably former) Aberdeen hospital porter Ted Reid knows, having scooped pounds 743k for a 20p stake at ladbrokescasino.com, the online boom in gaming is changing lives.
Bill, 65, a retired hospital porter, said: 'I know Rabbie Burns had a great sense of humour so I wanted to get that across in my poem.
Mr Iveson and his wife are both originally from County Durham, but moved back to the county two years ago after 35 years in Portsmouth, where he was a hospital porter. The couple have no children.
Cut off from daily life, one of them, hospital porter Sean (Luke de Woolfson) is not even sure whether his girlfriend has actually left him.
A HOSPITAL porter has been suspended after an incident with injured Dundee FC captain James McPake.
A HOSPITAL porter who has worked for the NHS for nearly 50 years has collected his British Empire Medal after being recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
WHEN he isn't pushing wheelchairs, hospital porter Kais Hussain likes nothing more than pushing weights.
A HOSPITAL porter is through to the next stage of a national singing competition thanks to the support of the public.

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