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for The Porch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Porch \Porch\, n. [F. porche, L. porticus, fr. porta a gate,
entrance, or passage. See Port a gate, and cf. Portico.]
1. (Arch.) A covered and inclosed entrance to a building,
whether taken from the interior, and forming a sort of
vestibule within the main wall, or projecting without and
with a separate roof. Sometimes the porch is large enough
to serve as a covered walk. See also Carriage porch,
under Carriage, and Loggia.
The graceless Helen in the porch I spied
Of Vesta's temple. --Dryden.
2. A portico; a covered walk. [Obs.]
Repair to Pompey's porch, where you shall find find
The Porch, a public portico, or great hall, in Athens,
where Zeno, the philosopher, taught his disciples; hence,
sometimes used as equivalent to the school of the Stoics.
It was called "h poiki`lh stoa`. [See Poicile.]
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