A port is a location on a coast or shore containing one or more harbors where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land. Port locations are selected to optimize access to land and navigable water, for commercial demand, and for shelter from wind and waves. Ports with deeper water are rarer, but can handle larger, more economical ships. Since ports throughout history handled every kind of traffic, support and storage facilities vary widely, may extend for miles, and dominate the local economy. Some ports have an important military role.
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... a passive non-reciprocal three- or four-port device, in which a microwave or radio frequency signal entering any port is transmitted to the next port in rotation (only) ... A port in this context is a point where an external waveguide or transmission line (such as a microstrip line or a coaxial cable), connects to the device ... For a three-port circulator, a signal applied to port 1 only comes out of port 2 a signal applied to port 2 only comes out of port 3 a signal applied to port 3 only comes out of port ...
... Circulators fall into two main classes 4-port waveguide circulators based on Faraday rotation of waves propagating in a magnetised material, and 3-port "Y-junction ... type, while more compact devices based on striplines are of the 3-port type ... combined in a single component to give four or more ports, but these differ in behaviour from a true 4-port circulator ...
... Assembly of British Columbia in the riding of Port Moody-Westwood in the 2005 provincial election ... Riding Candidate Votes Popular vote in riding 442. 0.03% Port Moody-Westwood James Filippelli 442 1.68% 335. 0.02% Port Moody-Coquitlam James Filippelli 198 1.03% Port ...
... Cam Ranh - large deep water port and used by Marco Polo during his voyages to China formerly a major military facility for the U.S ... Navy Da Nang - Tien Sa seaport is the third largest sea port in Vietnam after Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong handles 3-4 million tons of cargo ...
... home of a number of distilleries which are now closed, the most famous being Port Ellen, which operated from 1825 to 1983 ... There is still a maltings at Port Ellen, which supplies many of the Islay distilleries with malted barley to their individual specifications ... In March 2007 Bruichladdich Distillery announced the reopening of the distillery at Port Charlotte (Port Sgioba in Gaelic), which was closed in 1929, and was also known as the ...
Famous quotes containing the word port:
“Through the port comes the moon-shine astray!
It tips the guards cutlass and silvers this nook;
But twill die in the dawning of Billys last day.
A jewel-block theyll make of me to-morrow,
Pendant pearl from the yard-arm-end
Like the ear-drop I gave to Bristol Molly
O, tis me, not the sentence theyll suspend.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)
“O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weatherd every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.”
—Walt Whitman (18191892)
“How happy is the sailors life,
From coast to coast to roam;
In every port he finds a wife,
In every land a home.”
—Isaac Bickerstaffe (c. 17351812)