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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It was near here that Cook's consummate seamanship saved the expedition when he detected an impending collision merely from the noise of the waves: "At half past 4 we were alarmed at hearing the sound of breakers on our larboard bow," he wrote.
For instance, explaining the song Bay Windows, he writes: "Larboard Larry was a prominent character in Tiger Bay - a tramp who lived near the timber-float on the old canal, in a makeshift home built from oil drums and pieces of corrugated tin.
But the directions he had given us about keeping a yellow warehouse on our starboard hand till we opened a white church to the larboard, and then keeping that on the larboard hand till we made a corner three points to the starboard, and that done, then ask the first man we met where the place was: these crooked directions of his very much puzzled us at first, especially as, at the outset, Queequeg insisted that the yellow warehouse--our first point of departure--must be left on the larboard hand, whereas I had understood Peter Coffin to say it was on the starboard.
For a while the other side was known as larboard, or loading side.
52-66), from the trip back to town in chapter 2 to the start of chapter 3, "Larboard Watch Ahoy!" He has written about 12,000 words in two or perhaps three days.
"At about 1100, Perry stepped forward and climbed upon a carronade carriage midship on the Lawrence's larboard side.
Mr Hopkins believes Dakota's accident happened from mishearing the orders for turning right (starboard) and turning left (larboard).
In Capturing Port au Prince, the Hermione was singly opposed to one of the Batteries for some hours, & in addition to the injury and loss sustained from the Enemy's fire, We suffer'd very severely in Kill'd and Wounded, by the unfortunate bursting of one of our Main Deck Guns; by which accident the larboard side of our Forecastle was also blown up - We were also partially engaged at the reduction of St.
What is the meaning of the nautical term larboard? 3.