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veranda, verandah

An open porch or balcony, usually covered, that extends along the outside of a house or other building; sometimes called a piazza; also see galerie and galería.
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I only waited to put the matches near the candle before I extinguished it, and groped my way back into the sitting-room, I locked that door, as I had locked my bedroom door--then quietly got out of the window, and cautiously set my feet on the leaden roof of the verandah.
No sound reached my ears--the black blinding darkness of the night was all round me when I first stood on the verandah, except at that part of it which Madame Fosco's window over-looked.
Then I waited a moment, knelt down with my hands to support me, and so crept to my position, under the protection of the low wall between the bottom of the lighted window and the verandah roof.
Here, in a thicket of stunted oaks, her verandahs spread themselves above the island-dotted waters.
Indeed, next washing-day, when Vixen as usual fled under my bed, Garm stared at the doubtful dog-boy in the verandah, stalked to the place where he had been washed last time, and stood rigid in the tub.
He generally sat on the verandah looking out on the Mall; and well I knew what he expected.
His pet was a big fat retriever who was going up to the Hills for his health, and, though it was still April, the round, brown brute puffed and panted in the Club verandah as though he would burst.
And he went away slowly to his expectant wife, leaving the two white men alone on the verandah.
He stumbled out of the verandah, leaving the other man quite alone for the first time since they had been thrown there together.
Almost immediately we heard him leave the house down the verandah steps.
We got up and went out on the verandah, leaving the supine stranger to be dealt with by the Chinamen.
On the verandah he stopped short on purpose to address to us anxiously a long remark which I failed to understand completely.