from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A porch projecting over the carriage-drive at the entrance-doorway of a building.
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The man who built and set down these four great granite pillars in front of his house, for a carriage-porch, had an eye or two for a fine _site_.
Four granite pillars, as true grit as if the two Presidents Adams had lugged them on their shoulders all the way from Quincy, Mass., make a carriage-porch.