Definition of Porteous

1. Noun. (historical) A portable breviary. ¹



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Definition of Porteous

1. portesse [n -ES] - See also: portesse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Porteous

portegue
portegues
portemonnaie
portend
portended
portending
portends
portension
portensions
portent
portentive
portentous
portentously
portentousness
portents
porteous (current term)
porter
porter's beer
porterage
porterages
portered
porteress
porteresses
porterhouse
porterhouse steak
porterhouses
portering
porterly
porters
portess

Literary usage of Porteous

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1. The Political History of England by William Hunt, Reginald Lane Poole (1912)
"Stones were thrown at the city guard, and its captain, John porteous, who himself carried a musket, fired a shot into the crowd and, without any reading of ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"Seventy of the City Guard, under Captain John porteous, were on duty round the scaffold; a detachment of the 23rd foot was stationed close by. ..."

3. The History of England from the Accession of Anne to the Death of George II by Isaac Saunders Leadam (1909)
"Stones were thrown at the city guard, and its captain, John porteous, who himself carried a musket, fired a shot into the crowd and, without any reading of ..."

4. The Lord Advocates of Scotland: From the Close of the Fifteenth Century to by George William Thomson Omond (1883)
"The petition which porteous himself addressed to the Queen might have been disregarded. But the condemned man had powerful friends. ..."

5. Charles Bradlaugh: A Record of His Life and Work by Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner, John Mackinnon Robertson (1895)
"Mr porteous of Glasgow. He was to lecture at Liverpool on Sunday, October 29th, ... He communicated with Mr porteous and came home ; I have a distinct ..."

6. The Ontario Reports: Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the Queen's by Ontario High Court of Justice (1885)
"V. MUIR ET AL. [COMMON PLEAS DIVISION.] porteous ET AL. v. MUIR ET AL. ... situated on land in the village of Paisley, upon which Robert porteous, ..."

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