Marie Dionne Warrick was born in 1940 to Pullman porter Mancel Warrick and Lee Drinkard Warrick, who worked at an electrical plant.—Sonia Rao, Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2023 Operated by women — including guides, porters, drivers, chefs, and other staff — for women, the seven-day adventure will include stays high in the Andes and cultural experiences such as cooking classes and farm visits that aren’t typical on more popular Inca Trail trips.—Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 Some Hmong residents see definite downsides, noting that many porters and guides who used to lead hikes up Fansipan are out of work.—Patrick Scott, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2023 Advertisement Thousands of cooks, housekeepers, dishwashers, servers, porters and front desk agents at some 60 hotels in Los Angeles and Orange counties have been conducting intermittent strikes for nearly four months.—Suhauna Hussain, Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 2023 Colors Available: 1. Buy Now on mr porter: $180
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When the climate calls for serious insulation, bring out the big guns.—Todd Plummer, Robb Report, 25 Oct. 2023 Amaya works as a day porter at a medical center in Falls Church, Va.—Ellie Silverman, Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2023 Virgil was among 53,000 housekeepers, cocktail and food servers, porters, cooks, bartenders and other hotel employees in Las Vegas eligible to participate in the vote.—Rio Yamat, Fortune, 27 Sep. 2023 Second Chance Beer also scored twice, taking bronze medals for Fistful of Gummies, a fruited sour, and Tabula Rasa, a robust porter.—Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Oct. 2023
Sang Hnin Lian said Chin people have been used as human shields in war in the past, and forced to porter or guide the military.—Helen Regan, CNN, 5 Mar. 2021 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin portarius, from Latin porta gate — more at port
Middle English portour, from Anglo-French porteour, from Late Latin portator, from Latin portare to carry — more at fare