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Por·ter

(pōr'tĕr),
Curt C., 20th-century U.S. biochemist. See: Porter-Silber chromogens, Porter-Silber reaction, Porter-Silber chromogens test.

Por·ter

(pōr'tĕr),
Thomas C., British scientist, 1860-1933. See: Ferry-Porter law.

Por·ter

(pōr'tĕr),
William H., Irish surgeon, 1790-1861. See: Porter fascia.
References in classic literature ?
And upon growing more pressing the porter said, "he had positive orders to let no person in; but if you think proper," said he, "to leave your name, I will acquaint his lordship; and if you call another time you shall know when he will see you.
This handle stood at the bottom of a wilderness of court and alley: which wilderness pressed so hard and close upon the Six Jolly Fellowship Porters as to leave the hostelry not an inch of ground beyond its door.
Besides, Pestryakov, the student, was seen at the gate by both the porters and a woman as he went in.
The old man, who seemed to understand what she wanted, vanished into the house, and returned bringing a large jar of wine, which the porter placed in his basket.
He applied to purchase one of the whale ships brought in by Commodore Porter.
Tut, tut, child; tut, tut," responded Professor Porter, in a kindly and indulgent tone, "do not trouble your pretty head with such weighty and abstruse problems," and again he wandered slowly off in still another direction, his eyes bent upon the ground at his feet, his hands clasped behind him beneath the flowing tails of his coat.
My friend," said Anna Mikhaylovna in gentle tones, addressing the hall porter, I know Count Cyril Vladimirovich is very ill.
Said Miss Porter had already postponed the wedding on three different occasions.
The porter caught hold of a piece of the wreckage with which to steady himself.
The door opened, and the hall porter with a rug on his arm called the carriage.
The porter reappeared ushering in a smart-looking young man, who carried a shiny coachman's hat in his hand.
I asked the porter his name, and where he lived, and the poor man told it me very willingly.