- Over 33 ships are waiting at Colombian ports to load and unload cargo.
- Voting patterns suggest that market towns, such as ports and cities located on rivers, favored penitentiaries.
- British agents developed a one-man midget submarine specifically to target enemy shipping anchored in ports or inshore waters.
- Speaking of Umm Qasr, work continues on the upgrade of the port facilities.
- The special facilities, which could be drained to allow repairs on ships' hulls, have been closed and the heavy machinery dismantled and moved to Liverpool's port.
- Our call was in the nearby port facility of Puerto Cones, which served as a launching point for excursions to the nearby Mayan ruins.
- The town re-emerged in later Saxon times when, politically, it was part of the Danelaw, and by the late C10 was a flourishing inland port and town.
- The city, on the Vistula River, was an important inland port in the Hanseatic League.
- Our two air bases, our munitions depot and inland port made us a top priority for a foe intent on crippling the country's capacities.
Old English, from Latin portus 'haven, harbor', reinforced in Middle English by Old French.
any port in a storm
- proverb In adverse circumstances one welcomes any source of relief or escape.More example sentences
- Now admittedly, there was a small number of young eligible male teens involved in this world, and only about the same number of young females so I suspect it was any port in a storm in her view.
- I didn't know where all the newfound energy came from, but any port in a storm.
port of entry
- A harbor, border town, or airport by which people and goods may enter a country.More example sentences
- Ted Stevens International Airport is the only port of entry to Anchorage and is located about 20 minutes southwest of the base.
- Ambouli International Airport is the only port of entry to Djibouti and is located within Djibouti City.
- Southern border overflight exemptions, which allow users to bypass the nearest port of entry and proceed to another airport to clear customs, have not been affected.
- In particular, I want to drive up the Douro valley from Porto to the vineyards where the grapes for port wine are grown, and I want to see more of the estuaries of the Galician coast.
- I wished for some kick in the red-chile steak butter I asked for with my bison filet, as a substitute for the advertised port wine sauce.
- Apart from the seasonal connotations that cinnamon, oranges, Stilton and mulled port wine have, I think Stilton might make an even tangier and more contrasting accompaniment to the sweet jelly.
shortened form of Oporto, a major port from which the wine is shipped.
- The lumbering shuttle lazily side slipped from port to starboard and back in futile attempts to shake off pursuit.
- Pressure and gravity refueling receptacles are installed in the aft port fuel cell.
- One of them noticed an object in the water outboard and to port of the wake, astern of the vessel.
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- The captain slowed and ported the vessel to pass around the monolith, and everyone took a good look at the horrid idol.
- Reaching the dock where my ship was being ported, Steve and I got on board.
- The US Supreme Court has heard a case concerning whether the Americans With Disabilities Act applies to foreign cruise ships porting in US harbors.
mid 16th century: probably originally the side facing the shore when the ship was tied up in port.
- Each repeater examines its local network ports to computer stations such as PC's to determine if any are inputting data to the repeater.
- The network is maintained using infrared, X10 protocol and even USB communication ports, he says.
- The data transfer network comprises a plurality of communication ports and a plurality of modules.
- Turbos are closely coupled to the exhaust ports.
- Steam and smoke emanated from the different ports and hoses that came loose, filling the small area around it with a somewhat vague but visible mist.
- The right wing could only operate at fifty percent, and also had several damaged servomotors, and melted exhaust ports.
- Aside from the companionway, there is no ventilation, windows or ports so if the companionway were to be closed in inclement weather the cabin would get uncomfortable.
- Deck hardware and fixed cabin ports are bronze and there are teak louvered doors leading to the cabin.
- He stared out the port a long time before he heard her come below.
- Then came the rumbling of the heavy artillery being rolled down the street to the loading ports; the men in the way scattering like flies.
- The dull thuds of boarding shuttles connecting to the liner's docking ports reverberated through the ship.
- Once you learn to avoid the numerous ports and hatches, you will find this a very safe and easy deck to move about on, particularly while sailing at normal angles of heel.
Old English (in the sense 'gateway'), from Latin porta 'gate'; reinforced in Middle English by Old French porte. The later sense 'opening in the side of a ship' led to the general sense 'aperture'.
- I went to art school, got into programming during the dot com bubble, moved into games development, hopped over to pre-press programming and I now work as a programmer porting software.
- It provides a way of writing device-independent graphical and windowing software that can be ported easily from one machine to another.
- Likewise, porting software from one architecture to another is complex, rare, and costly, Weber added.
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- It was even beginning to attract ports of commercial applications software.
- Without actually sitting down and benchmarking it, it feels identical to the laptop's ports in terms of transfer speed.
- The rest of the guys were the established players and didn't ask their customers to suffer huge software ports.
Middle English ( (sense 2) of the noun)): from Old French port 'bearing, gait', from the verb porter, from Latin portare 'carry'. The verb (from French porter) dates from the mid 16th century.
at port arms
- Military In the position adopted when given a command to port one’s weapon.More example sentences
- The naval soldier moved to stand next to the weapons console, rifle held at port arms.
- For example, a soldier standing at port arms will normally have a center of gravity in the middle of the pelvis, roughly behind the navel.
- Their faces were concealed by tinted face shields attached to their helmets, and they carried what looked like quarter staffs at port arms.