The Porch


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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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Having business matters to discuss, they hitched their animals and going to the house sat on the porch to talk.
Presently both men started from their seats in surprise: a long vine that covered half the front of the house and dangled its branches from the edge of the porch above them was visibly and audibly agitated, shaking violently in every stem and leaf.
I have never known the wind to be in the east for a single moment since the day when he took me to the porch to read the name.
A night or two ago, after bustling about preparing for my darling and my guardian and little Richard, who are coming to-morrow, I was sitting out in the porch of all places, that dearly memorable porch, when Allan came home.
Rostov in his cadet uniform, with a jerk to his horse, rode up to the porch, swung his leg over the saddle with a supple youthful movement, stood for a moment in the stirrup as if loathe to part from his horse, and at last sprang down and called to his orderly.
he thought with a smile, and holding up his saber, his spurs jingling, he ran up the steps of the porch.
A SNAKE, having made his hole close to the porch of a cottage, inflicted a mortal bite on the Cottager's infant son.
They were together all the time--walking, golfing, attending to the numerous needs of the bees, or sitting on the porch.
Nutty had a habit of starting back and removing himself when, entering the porch, he perceived that Bill and his sister were already seated there.
said Simeon, standing in the porch, and calling Rachel out.
In the second place, the middle first-floor back window looked out on a little stone balcony, built on the top of the porch over the garden door.
She was struck by the fertility of the soil; she had seldom been in a garden where the flowers looked so well, and even the weeds she was idly plucking out of the porch were intensely green.