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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

  • "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

  • A covered entryway for people getting out of vehicles.

    January 4, 2008

  • "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