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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.
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              The graceless Helen in the porch I spied
              Of Vesta's temple.                    --Dryden.
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     2. A portico; a covered walk. [Obs.]
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              Repair to Pompey's porch, where you shall find find
              us.                                   --Shak.
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     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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