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porter:

see beerbeer,
alcoholic beverage made by brewing and fermenting cereals, especially malted barley, usually with the addition of hops as a flavoring agent and stabilizer. One of the oldest of alcoholic beverages (there is archaeological evidence dating to c.3000 B.C.
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porter

1
US and Canadian a railway employee who waits on passengers, esp in a sleeper

porter

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RC Church a person ordained to what was formerly the lowest in rank of the minor orders

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Brit a dark sweet ale brewed from black malt

Porter

1. Cole. 1893--1964, US composer and lyricist of musical comedies. His most popular songs include Night and Day and Let's do It
2. George, Baron Porter of Luddenham. 1920--2002, British chemist, who shared a Nobel prize for chemistry in 1967 for his work on flash photolysis
3. Katherine Anne. 1890--1980, US short-story writer and novelist. Her best-known collections of stories are Flowering Judas (1930) and Pale Horse, Pale Rider (1939)
4. Peter. born 1929, Australian poet, living in Britain
5. Rodney Robert. 1917--85, British biochemist: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1972 for determining the structure of an antibody
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David Spooner who ran the store with sister Laura Wilmott said Portas had helped to "completely turn things round" when the show was shown in March.
Portas had 87 previous convictions but none for dwelling house burglaries.
It came as Portas, right, denied using a TV show about her attempt to kickstart local initiatives to influence which towns would get Portas Pilot funding.
Portas, appointed by David Cameron to help breathe life into struggling town centres, claimed more "joined-up thinking" is needed and suggested that in the future, high streets could see a move away from retail.
Love life: Divorced from Unilever executive Graham Portas, with whom she has two grown up children.
They successfully submitted high street improvement blueprints in order to be chosen as pilot towns in the Governmentfunded scheme which is based on the recommendations and vision of retail guru Mary Portas.
BUSINESS leaders across Coventry and Warwickshire have welcomed news that Leamington has been named a Portas Pilot.
STRUGGLING high streets across Wales and the rest of the UK have got a future, retail guru Mary Portas declared yesterday.
But FSB Wales' North Wales Development Manager, Mike Learmond said: "It's positive to see a favourable response to the Portas review, but the UK Government incentives and funding schemes won't tackle the problem in Wales.
BETTING shops were under attack again yesterday as the governmentcommissioned Portas Review described them as a blight on British high streets and called for tighter planning regulation to prevent their proliferation.
TV retail expert Mary Portas will unveil a review aimed at developing more prosperous high streets after she was asked by the Government to help stem shop closures.
David Cameron's retail tsar Mary Portas may soon have a vested interest in saving the high street as she plans to launch her own range of branded goods.