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Port of entry   /pɔrt əv ˈɛntri/   Listen
Port of entry

A port in the United States where customs officials are stationed to oversee the entry and exit of people and merchandise.  Synonym: point of entry.

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"Port of entry" Quotes from Famous Books

... Congress adjourned on March 4, 1849, all that had been done toward establishing some form of government for the immense domain acquired by the treaty with Mexico was to extend over it the revenue laws and make San Francisco a port of entry."—Bancroft's "Utah," ...
— The Story of the Mormons: • William Alexander Linn

... list of honored names, and a precious record written in private memories, in public charities, in permanent contributions to medical science, in generous sacrifices for the country. We can point to our capital as the port of entry for the New World of the great medical discoveries of two successive centuries, and we can claim for it the triumph over the most dreaded foe that assails the human body,—a triumph which the annals of the race can hardly match in three thousand ...
— The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)

... divided between a desire to gird at the doctor, or to soothe his civic pride. "But I'll confess I expected a town somewhat larger, for the port of entry of ...
— A Man of Two Countries • Alice Harriman

... Key West is the ninth port of entry in the country. It is so naturally impregnable that it escaped capture during the Civil War, when the Gulf Coast ports were a special source of attack and envy. Legend and history twine around the harbor stories of thrilling interest, many of which have formed the plots for successful ...
— My Native Land • James Cox

... of these big guns arrives at an American port of entry, coming first-class via Havre or Liverpool, having made his exit from Italy without a passport. Then the Camorrists of New York and Brooklyn get busy for a month or so, raising money for the boys at home and knowing that they will reap their reward if ever they go back. ...
— Courts and Criminals • Arthur Train

... laid down fer these Christmas times was never dotted on a chart," continued Captain Cephas. "From port of sailin' to port of entry you laid it down clear and fine. But it seems there was rocks that ...
— The Magic Egg and Other Stories • Frank Stockton

... with its last note he found himself alone, for the youths about him had precipitated themselves into the room to secure their partners for the next cotillon. The enterprising Hamp came in through the window, by which port of entry the orchestra departed in search of the reviving pail ...
— A Tar-Heel Baron • Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton

... king's service.—8. The English merchants shall not be hindered from selling their goods to whom they please, nor from sending them to other factories; neither shall they pay any more in this case than has been already paid at the port of entry.—9. Whatever goods the English may purchase in any part of the dominions of the Mogul, shall be allowed to be transmitted to the ports, without any hindrance or molestation, and shall pay no other duty than may be agreed upon at the port of shipping.—10. No goods already entered at ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX. • Robert Kerr

... the harbor was made a port of entry, and classed within the Erie district. In the same year the territory on the west side of Cuyahoga was ceded to the State by treaty. During the negotiations for that treaty, one of the commissioners, Hon. Gideon Granger, distinguished for talents, ...
— Cleveland Past and Present - Its Representative Men, etc. • Maurice Joblin

Words linked to "Port of entry" :   Miami, New York City, Saginaw, Columbus, Seattle, Aberdeen, Brownsville, Brunswick, Gary, Los Angeles, Portland, New Orleans, San Diego, San Francisco, Houghton, City of the Angels, port, New York, Jacksonville, Tampa, Erie, Nogales, Laredo, Greater New York, Bellingham, Panama City

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