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pawr ter

  • n  a person employed to carry luggage and supplies
  • n  someone who guards an entrance
  • n  United States writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980)
  • n  United States composer and lyricist of musical comedies (1891-1946)
  • n  United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910)
  • n  a railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars)
  • n  a very dark sweet ale brewed from roasted unmalted barley
  • v  carry luggage or supplies
    They portered the food up Mount Kilimanjaro for the tourists

  • In Manhattan, "Red Cap" porters in the Pennsylvania station promised each to give a dollar a year to found a scholarship for that porter's son who has the highest mark in.
  • To most people a Pullman porter is a Negro called George who will do anything he can to make railroad journeys pleasant, comfortable, safe.
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