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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Portmanteau Word (A).
 
A word, like post, which contains several meanings packed together; as, post (a stake), post for letters, post paper, slow as a post, fast as a post, post-horses, and so on.   1
 


 Portland Vase.Portobello Arms. 

 
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