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back porch

[′bak ¦pȯrch]
(electronics)
The period of time in a television circuit immediately following a synchronizing pulse during which the signal is held at the instantaneous amplitude corresponding to a black area in the received picture.
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As co-owner of a new restaurant in a location with a reputation for being rowdy, he had to work to convince local authorities, including police and the state Liquor Control Board, that the Back Porch Alley would be quite the opposite.
The house was on the campus of the university where the bishop had been president before his sudden and surprising elevation to the episcopacy; indeed the house had been built to his personal specifications by the university's carpentry crew, and thus featured a bathtub as big as a small pool, a greenhouse for the bishop's endless botanical adventures, and a vast back porch complete with an immense barbecue pit.
She handed Buddha a broom and said, "Old man, sweep the back porch first, then the filthy hallway," and went to the kitchen and heated up last night's yam gruel.
The Malibu Emergency Room began life in the summer of 1982 as two beds on the back porch of a family physician's office, with a wooden bench for a waiting room, and it rapidly filled up with sick or injured locals and beach-going tourists.
During our own evacuation due to Hurricane Rita, we sat on [Fuchs-Young's] back porch, planning supply deliveries, editing public service announcements [PSAs], and identifying scientists in distant states to provide reliable information and data for flyers.
By pouring a constant stream of paint directly out of a can, he produced a continuous trajectory, a web of crisscrossing trajectories, filled with energy and motion and reminiscent of organic shapes, trees, woods, designs of increasing complexity--nature's fingerprint as seen from his back porch in East Hampton.
Additional designs also appear for the Back Porch collection, a casual look for the warmer months.
The town's boardwalk connects 75 eateries and gourmet restaurants (many gay-owned), including the pioneering Back Porch Care, which welcomed a gay incursion back in 1974.
Per instructions, I baited the trap with bacon and peanut butter and spent the next several evenings in a seated vigil on the back porch, waiting to hear the sharp snap of the spring-loaded door as I passed the time flipping through cookbooks.
With billings of between $1 million to $2 million annually, depending on swings in the construction economy, the company covers a broad-based range of commercial, residential, institutional projects from small back porch additions on houses to multimillion-dollar institutional projects.
Since they left us last time, the record industry has been through some changes, and I could not help but laugh as I saw the group listed under Back Porch Records, but then on the spine it says "music from EMI," but there is also a listing for Virgin.
Included in the design are a front and back porch, kitchen, bathroom, living room, attic, workshop, and garage.