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Porʹtia

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A rich heiress in The Merchant of Venice, in love with Bassaʹnio. Her father had ordained that three caskets should be offered to all who sought her hand—one of gold, one of silver, and one of lead—with this proviso: he only who selected the casket which contained the portrait of the lady should possess her hand and fortune. (Shakespeare.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Porcus Literarum
Pork! Pork!
Pork, Pig
Porphyrion
Porridge
Port
Port Royal Society
Port Wine
Porte (The)
Porteous Riot
Portia
Portland Stone
Portland Vase
Portmanteau Word (A)
Portobello Arms
Portsoken Ward (London)
Portuguese
Poser
Posse
Posse Comitatus (Latin)
Posset

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Portia