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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

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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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The victim was Alan Dunn, 60, who was a hospital porter from Barrington Terrace, Ferryhill.
Savage, 48, who last worked as a hospital porter in Tonbridge, Kent, and has a Thai wife, was seized in an apartment in the resort of Pattaya.
I am an ex-serviceman (conscript); ex-miner, hospital porter, bakery worker and steel worker.
Graeme Brown, a 24-year-old hospital porter from Middlesbrough, said: "It's good money for the club.
Hazel McDonald loses her hair with son Lee and hospital porter Mary Worthington.
She said she was convinced the hospital porter did not intend to kill himself, as he would not have allowed any of his pets to suffer.
HOSPITAL porter Douglas Shrapnell who had surgery for mouth cancer is giving inspiration back to the patients where he works.
A passer-by noticed that the woman appeared to be in a great deal of pain and alerted a hospital porter who escorted her into the accident and emergency unit of St Helier Hospital in Sutton, Surrey.
A HOSPITAL porter who nearly lost his foot after slipping down steps at work has won pounds 100,000 compensation.
Eventually the police probe led to hospital porter Dix and he was charged with murdering Pia.
IAN WRIGHT made an early bid for outfit of the competition when he swaggered into the BBC studio for yesterday's opening game looking like a hospital porter.
The former Bournemouth hospital porter was convicted and jailed for life at Winchester Crown Court in 1984 for murdering Ann Lee, aged 44, the wife of a retired Army major, and Margaret Johnson, aged 65, the wife of a banking director.

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