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 Por’tia.Portland Vase. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Portland Stone.
 
So called from the island of Portland, where it is quarried. It hardens by exposure to the atmosphere. St. Paul’s Cathedral and Somerset House (London) are built of this stone.   1
 


 Por’tia.Portland Vase. 

 
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