sun porch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sun porch a room enclosed largely with glass and affording exposure to the sun
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Usage

In literature:

Christina ran round to the side door where Grandpa was sitting in the sun on the old sloping porch.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
Wants to go out on the porch and watch the sun rise, same as she's done every Easter morning since Seth died.
"The Faith Healer" by William Vaughn Moody
I left her sitting on the porch in the sun.
"A Dear Little Girl at School" by Amy E. Blanchard
Could I get some fresh air on one of the sun-porches?
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
Green for that sun-porch room!
"Cloudy Jewel" by Grace Livingston Hill
Sunday, too, Edna was shut in except for the few minutes she was allowed to walk up and down the porch in the sun.
"A Dear Little Girl's Thanksgiving Holidays" by Amy E. Blanchard
Grandsir Hightower, who had shuffled out on the porch to sun himself, stared at the girl with amazement.
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris
After dinner they sat over coffee on the porch and watched the sun sink beyond the reef.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The sun was blazing hot, brilliant, but here on the cool porch waiters were serving pleasure lovers with food and drink.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Mr. Bray got around very slowly; at first he could only walk up and down in the sun, or sit on the porch, well wrapped up.
"The Girls of Hillcrest Farm" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Later, when the sun was up, he heard Cavanaugh on the porch, and he rose, dressed, and joined him.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
Out in the porch he would come to bask in the sun for hours with animal content.
"The Unknown Sea" by Clemence Housman
We went down-stairs again and out on the porch, where some o' the old birds was takin' a sun bath.
"Gullible's Travels, Etc." by Ring W. Lardner
The sun finds an east porch very early in the morning and five o'clock was late enough to sleep, anyhow, when one has gone to bed at nine.
"Vacation with the Tucker Twins" by Nell Speed
The next time I went out to the club I found Colonel Jimmy sitting on the porch in the sun and I heard him groan even before I saw him.
"Fore!" by Charles Emmett Van Loan
The presence of the bishop reminded him unpleasantly of the Porters' sun-porch and of the disgraceful encounter there.
"The Main Chance" by Meredith Nicholson
She sits in an armchair under the shaded porch of the farmhouse, The sun just shines on her old white head.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 3 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
She sat down presently on her tiny front porch, removed her large sun-bonnet and began to sort them over.
"The Slipper Point Mystery" by Augusta Huiell Seaman
More than a hundred families live there, and each family has its own little sun porch.
"Little Greta of Denmark" by Bernadine Bailey
She glanced across the way, as she huddled up in her shawl, taking the sun on the back-porch.
"Narcissa, or the Road to Rome" by Laura E. Richards
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In poetry:

In the deep shadow of the porch
A slender bind-weed springs,
And climbs, like airy acrobat,
The trellises, and swings
And dances in the golden sun
In fairy loops and rings.
"Bind-Weed" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

There are four small rooms and a bathroom, plenty of chairs, tables and couches on which to lounge and a sun-dappled, sprawling front porch.
Few of us would mind if a woman — accidentally locked out onto her front porch naked — decided to take the opportunity to "get some sun" and happened to fall asleep in a "compromising" position.
But it isn't because of the wide open spaces, the sun porch, the garage or even the petite garden.
It's been easy to find a new use for some items, like the old sun-porch columns that are now architectural features on the fireplace mantel.
Imagine the sun shining down as one is sitting on the porch with feet up and resting.
This is very evident when you walk through the sun porch door of my parents' home.
Whether you choose the red-brick sun porch with its tall French doors overlooking the gardens and farm, or one of the more traditional Shaker dining rooms, you're surrounded by the friendly ghosts of Shakers past as soon as you sit down.
It is planted in a terra-cotta pot on the back porch, out of direct sun.
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