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bilby commented on the word porte cochere
"This driveway was gravelled, and loose chippings of stone rattled against the Lada's undercarriage as it drew up under a porte cochere."
- 'The Colour Of Blood', Brian Moore.
January 3, 2008
seanahan commented on the word porte cochere
A covered entryway for people getting out of vehicles.
January 4, 2008
chained_bear commented on the word porte cochere
"There was a good chance that the coach would be detained—was sure to be slow, bogged down on the miry roads.
Speaking of coaches—his heart gave a sickly leap at the sight of a battered-looking carriage standing in the porte cochere, which he thought belonged to the doctor."
—Diana Gabaldon, An Echo in the Bone (New York: Delacorte Press, 2009), 244
March 17, 2010
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"Thank you," I said politely when we pulled under the porte cochere of the hotel. -Charlaine Harris, Living Dead in Dallas
December 11, 2010
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July 30, 2011
gma commented on the word porte cochere
Merriam Webster: a covered entryway into a courtyard.
June 27, 2017
qms commented on the word porte cochere
See porte cochère.
alexz commented on the word porte cochere
sounds like a car port
elfflame commented on the word porte cochere
n. ARCHITECTURE a covered entrance large enough for vehicles to pass through, typically opening into a courtyard.
Special Usage a porch where vehicles stop to discharge passengers.
Origin late 17th cent: French, literally 'coach gateway.'
April 26, 2020
"Fifteen minutes later, the Bently pulled up under the porte cochere of the sprawling one-story stretch of trademark red-washed brick."
Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood book 7), JR Ward
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