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  • noun Plural form of portico.

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Examples

  • There were other buildings, some for meeting places, some for gymnasiums, and still others called porticoes, where the judges held court or the city officers carried on their business.

    Introductory American History

  • Wherever architectural details, such as porticoes or columns, were introduced, these dropped the old designs of "pointed" style or battlements, and took on the classic or the high Renaissance that ornaments the façade of Pavia's Certosa.

    The Tapestry Book

  • The buildings were grand, with columned porticoes and hanging galleries and friezes carved in their tympana.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Wander our surviving early 18th-century streets and look at the finely wrought brick window arches, the mellow brick and precise pointing or the well-cut stone, and the erudite door surrounds, the miniature porticoes leading into the sacred environs of the home.

    British architecture: Georgian

  • The buildings were grand, with columned porticoes and hanging galleries and friezes carved in their tympana.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Instead, working with schools, a proper outreach strategy and well-funded inclusion programmes did more to bring hard-to-reach audiences through their forbidding porticoes.

    We need to start charging for museums and galleries again | Tristram Hunt

  • Diogenes, known for sleeping in a tub in the porticoes of temples, eating with dogs and defecating in public, was a sardonic reminder of how thin the veneer of Athenian civilization could be.

    Tales of Jaunty Anarchy on the Nile

  • The buildings were grand, with columned porticoes and hanging galleries and friezes carved in their tympana.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Fervidus White It is perfect for entertaining large groups, with three sitting rooms, two dining rooms and three porticoes, one of which has a long table that seats twelve.

    Umbria, Italy

  • The buildings were grand, with columned porticoes and hanging galleries and friezes carved in their tympana.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

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