free port

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n free port a port open on equal terms to all commercial vessels
    • n free port an area adjoining a port where goods that are intended for reshipment can be received and stored without payment of duties
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Free port (Com) A port where goods may be received and shipped free of custom duty.
    • Free port See under Free.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Free port a port where no duty has to be paid on landing goods
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Usage

In literature:

The first measure would have made London a free port, and doubled English trade.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Come, open the west port, and let us gang free, And it's room for the bonnets of Bonny Dundee!
"Little Grandfather" by Sophie May
Ports open to all comers free of entry-dues, as places of call, not delivery.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The mainland represented Tariff and the island Free Port.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
Hong Kong is a free port, and, in my opinion, ought never to be otherwise than free.
"Trade and Travel in the Far East" by G. F. Davidson
Trade, little else; and Trade spelled best with a large T. Kiau-chau is a free port, like Hamburg.
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
If we should be held rigidly to this, the appointment of a free port will be of great importance to our interests.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. VIII" by Various
I spent seven months in this free, commercial port.
"A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France" by William Duthie
Sooner or later the government will adopt the free port system, by which other countries have pushed their foreign trade to such heights.
"The Industrial Canal and Inner Harbor of New Orleans" by Thomas Ewing Dabney
Certain clever men liked this liberty, these receptions were a kind of free port, where all could be admitted duty free.
"The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
Founded by American Loyalists in 1783, and was for some time only an outbay of St. John, but in 1822 became a separate and free port.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
It is a free port, but does little trade.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
It is a free port, and its commerce, both inland and foreign, is large, being quite identified with that of Hamburg.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
Antivari was opened as a free port on 23rd Oct., 1909.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
That city, under Swedish domination, was a free port; the mouth of the Oder was crowded with vessels of all sorts, from all countries.
"Told by the Death's Head" by Mór Jókai
As a free port, Singapore is open to immigration from all parts of the earth, on equal terms.
"Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States" by Raphael Semmes
I could not help admiring their full, free port, and contrasting it with the gingerly step of the drilled soldier!
"Osceola the Seminole" by Mayne Reid
It was a free port and had a considerable trade in wool and wine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
Another of our ships, while in a foreign port, took similar measures to free itself from those troublesome inmates.
"Olive Leaves" by Lydia Howard Sigourney
In 1821, the Russian government seemed to be disposed to wiser views, and allowed European goods free entrance into the ports of Georgia.
"Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c." by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
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In poetry:

The wind blew in through the open port,
So freshly joyous and salt and free,
Your hair it lifted, your lips it sought,
And then swept back to the open sea.
"Sea Song" by Laurence Hope
Phryne had talents for mankind,
Open she was, and unconfin'd,
Like some free port of trade:
Merchants unloaded here their freight,
And Agents from each foreign state,
Here first their entry made.
"Phyrne" by Alexander Pope
As late I went a-strolling by the shore,
And thought of ports I'd like to see I haven't seen before,
Across the Strait the lighthouse kept winking fine and free
To show me where the road is that leads to open sea.
"Mother Carey" by Cicely Fox Smith
Ah, Wagner saw their glory, and Pillow knew their blood,
That poured on a nation's altar, a sacrificial flood.
Port Hudson heard their war-cry that smote its smoke-filled air,
And the old free fires of their savage sires again were kindled there.
"The Unsung Heroes" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

Black Ball Ferry Line is celebrating 50 years of service between Victoria, British Columbia, and Port Angeles by giving away a free weekend vacation for two every month for the entire year.
Designed specifically for pre-set proportional system balance, the Bell & Gossett Lead-Free Circuit Setter Plus line by Xylem features integrated pressure/temperature ports to easily verify the flow rates and temperatures.
The Hudson Portuguese Club, 13 Port St, offers free violin and mandolin classes on Thursday evenings.
It's not fair: Refugees who seek asylum at US ports can be detained indefinitely, while those who apply once they are already in the country are generally allowed to remain free.
With the iKlip, you can securely position any iPad for optimal viewing and accessibility, while all controls, buttons and connection ports remain free from obstruction.
Edwin Jayroe, head harbor pilot at the Port of Georgetown, saw the smoke from a tug being used to free the barge and went out to take a picture.
Grain shipments through the Port of Churchill dropped this year as the Canadian Wheat Board adjusted to a new monopoly-free reality, but Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said there is still reason for optimism.
Freewheeling Wendy Hinman Wooden Boat World Traveler FREE Port Townsend Presentation Is Next Week.
Panama repeals law to sell free port land near canal following protests.
It's FREE to Search Your Family History with Members of the Twin Ports Genealogical Society at the Duluth Public Library.
Linda Crow will share a photographic record of her journey to Papua New Guinea in a free slide presentation at 7 pm Thursday, Oct 28, at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E Lauridsen Blvd.
APM Terminals plans to build a massive port and free trade zone in Nigeria to keep pace with rapid growth in container traffic in Africa's most populous nation.
The League of Women Voters of Clallam County and Peninsula College host a free forum on biomass from 6:30-9 pm Monday, May 23, at the Peninsula College Theater, 1502 E Lauridsen, Port Angeles.
RED TAPE TIES U P UK FREE PORTS.
Britain's experimental free ports are floundering in a "sea of red tape" that has prevented them fro.
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In science:

When some port fails, it would be possible by dynamically changing the assignment function to change the damaged port by a free port.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
Existence of free ports makes a closed schema potentially open as it is possible to attach connections to these ports.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
Consequently, a detection by the dark port cannot obviously be described as completely “interaction-free”.
A Simple "Quantum Interrogation" Method
One could leave free ports for future network connections [14, 20] but this wastes investment until actual expansion.
Jellyfish: Networking Data Centers Randomly
DCell and BCube [19, 20] allow expansion to an a priori known target size, but require servers with free ports reserved for planned future expansion.
Jellyfish: Networking Data Centers Randomly
Unless free ports are preserved for such expansion (which is part of LEGUP’s approach), this can cause significant overhauls of the topology even when adding just a few new servers.
Jellyfish: Networking Data Centers Randomly
One can simply pick a random pair of switches with free ports (for the switch-pairs are not already neighbors), join them with a link, and repeat until no further links can be added.
Jellyfish: Networking Data Centers Randomly
If a switch remains with ≥ 2 free ports ( p1 , p2 ) — which includes the case of incremental expansion by adding a new switch — these can be incorporated by removing a uniform-random existing link (x, y), and adding links ( p1 , x) and ( p2 , y).
Jellyfish: Networking Data Centers Randomly
This process is repeated until all ports are filled (or a single odd port remains, which could be matched with another free port on an existing rack, used for a server, or left free).
Jellyfish: Networking Data Centers Randomly
LEGUP attempts to maximize network bandwidth, and also may keep some ports free in order to ease expansion in future steps.
Jellyfish: Networking Data Centers Randomly
Since a c-p-c subgraph connects 2(a + b + c + 1) ports, the number of ways of connecting the remaining free ports in the configuration is counted by the function F (θn − 2(a + b + c + 1)).
The Cover Time of Random Walks on Graphs
A signal-recycling mirror, placed at an interferometer’s output port, sends information about the test-mass position ˆx(t) back into the interferometer as part of the back-action (radiation-pressure) force, and thereby alters the free test-mass dynamics.
The noise in gravitational-wave detectors and other classical-force measurements is not influenced by test-mass quantization
They hence lase at their own free-running wavelength, which leads to equal powers but different lasing wavelengths at the two output ports.
Semiconductor Ring Lasers Coupled by a Single Waveguide
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