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  • n. Plural form of portico.


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  • Most of the churches of the Meseta lack steeples, which is the reason why church bells were placed in porticos formed by huge wooden trunks covered in tejamanil.

    The Meseta Purepecha

  • "They planted groves and walks of Platanes," where they took subdiales ambulationes in porticos open to the air.


  • According to Pausanias, Agaptos, a Grecian architect, invented the porticos around the square attached to the Greek stadii, or race courses of the Gymnasiums, which gained him so much reputation, that they were called the porticos of Agaptos, and were adopted in every stadium.

    Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)

  • In Jerusalem there is, by the Sheep Gate, a pool with five porticos, which is called Bethesda in Hebrew.

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  • Reliable, dewy, like visual porticos to the other world with their floral organs exposed.

    the human prairies walk

  • Visual porticos, with their floral organs on display.


  • Think arched sandstone porticos, elaborate geometric gardens and delicate filigreed windows.

    Rajasthan's New Crown Jewel Hotels

  • The religious, in straight-backed chairs, are as still and elegant as the statues in the porticos of Chartres.

    James S. Gordon: CMBM's Drawing Exercise Resonates in Haiti

  • On that journey across the Atlantic, I ate long spinach for the very first time (the ship steward told us it was seaweed), largely terrified by the waves crashing on the dining room porticos when we were in rough waters.

    Richard C. Morais: Ode to A Bookish Mom

  • Museum, Hartford CT Located next to the more modest home of writer Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Mark Twain House has a wonderfully picturesque exterior, with painted brick and oddly shaped porticos and turrets.

    The House of Twain


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