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awning

a roof of canvas or other material supported by a frame to provide protection from the weather, esp one placed over a doorway or part of a deck of a ship

Awning

A roof-like cover of canvas or other lightweight material, extending in front of a doorway or window, or over a deck, providing protection from the sun or rain.

awning

A roof-like covering of canvas, or the like, often adjustable, over a window, door, etc., to provide protection against the sun, rain, and wind.
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Boggs rode up before the biggest store in town, and bent his head down so he could see under the curtain of the awning and yells:
John's help she stretched an awning, and persuaded Mrs.
Trent nodded, and the three men scrambled up the beach, across an open space, and gained the shelter of a broad balcony, shielded by a striped awning which surrounded the plain white stone hotel.
Then he remembered seeing similar grand ladies and gowns entering the London theatres while he stood and watched and the policemen shoved him back into the drizzle beyond the awning.
The captain has a double awning, and drinks beer out of long bottles.
asked Charlie, as he led the way to the rocky nook where Archie was putting up a sail-cloth awning.
Out from the shade of the awning the coin flashed golden in the blaze of sunshine and fell toward the sea in a glittering arch.
I was sometimes tempted to stretch an awning over them and take my seat there.
The hunters possibly no more than tolerated me, though none of them disliked me; while Smoke and Henderson, convalescent under a deck awning and swinging day and night in their hammocks, assured me that I was better than any hospital nurse, and that they would not forget me at the end of the voyage when they were paid off.
she said; "I find I can swim beautifully, and some day, when my Aunt Crawley's companion--old Briggs, you know--you remember her--that hook-nosed woman, with the long wisps of hair--when Briggs goes out to bathe, I intend to dive under her awning, and insist on a reconciliation in the water.
On this bright summer day, a neat awning was rigged over Mr.
There was a gleam in his eye that I knew well enough elsewhere, but was unprepared for in those healthy, sane surroundings; and it was with very definite misgivings and surmises that I followed the Zingari blazer through the vast flower-bed of hats and bonnets that bloomed beneath the ladies' awning.