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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

porter

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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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Janet Ruffoni, manager for further education at Loughborough College, said: 'Theoretically the initiative will enable hospital porters to become doctors in as little as four years.
hospital porters could be fast-tracked to become doctors following the launch of a course at two medical schools in the Midlands
Kindhearted hospital porters are clubbing together to raise cash for staff hit by the Farepak Christmas hamper collapse.
A hospital spokeswoman said yesterday that 58 CCTV cameras had been installed in an attempt to curb the violence and hospital porters had received special training to provide security protection.
Now hospital porters are demanding that they should be tested along with medical staff.
The heart-warming story of three hospital porters raising money for colleagues affected by the Farepak festive hampers collapse shows the true spirit of Christmas.
Hospital porters were so worried the eggs would be damaged they moved the nest away from a busy walkway to a safer spot nearby and sealed off the area with cones and tape.
I see the hospital porters doing their work today but I've no temptation to join them again on a shift.
As part of a two-year course she was given the opportunity to shadow GPs, hospital porters, ambulance drivers and surgeons to get a full understanding of the work carried out within the trust.
Now hospital porters employed by the pest control firm are to be stripped of badges using its name.
Martin, 40, who slipped at his home while hanging out washing, was then lifted on to a trolley by four hospital porters - but it collapsed under him.
BEST THINGS: 'The main satisfaction of working as a hospital porter is the close contact with patients.

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