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portion

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a. a share of property, esp one coming to a child from the estate of his parents
b. the property given by a woman to her husband at marriage; dowry
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In September 1599, an assurance was registered for James Corbett, portioner of Arkboill in the north, not to harm Walter Innes of Innerbraky and his relations; then in October, an assurance was registered for Innerbraky not to harm the Corbett family.
Recent equipment additions include a new Accura 700 series waterjet portioner, Link Process Analysis, Link Line Control modules, and a ThermoFin conveyerized fryer.
During the six months from July 1781, when George Henderson, portioner of Abernethy, was mentally incapacitated, a local clergyman was on hand.
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The Auto-Logger is a fully programmable, 1-D portioner of deli log meats and snack sticks.
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"The fewer times you handle the product, the less chance you have of some kinds of problems occurring," says Charlie Hendren, plant superintendent at Perdue Farms' plant in Dillon, S.C., which uses a DSI Waterjet Portioner. "We feel that, from a hygiene standpoint, (the DSI Waterjet Portioner) is better because you actually run food through faster."