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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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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.
Hospital porter Stephen Tatnell is celebrating 50 years of working for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
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A passer-by noticed that the woman was 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.
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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.
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.
Hospital porter (and psychic healer) Ian D Montfort is more interested in patients' auras than patient transport.
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.
TOP CONSULTANTS PS40m BONUSES A Glasgow hospital porter, who did not wish to be named, said: "It's disgusting, particularly in light of the length of time people have to wait to be seen in A&E.
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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