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  • n. Plural form of verandah.


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  • In his house on Water Street, a big, square brick house, with plain verandahs, the ex-Premier sat alone that night.

    Purple Springs

  • Now restorers have rebuilt its verandahs, put back its light-filled staircase and front door where John McComb best known for New York's City Hall designed them to be, and painted its octagonal drawing and dining rooms their original pale yellow.

    Hamilton's Shining House on a Hill

  • Oh, and I forgot refrigeration, which we in aust developed as far back as the 1850's to allow for our meat and dairy to be exporte back to Britain; yes, you heard correctly; the 1850's!! icechests were commonplace from the 1890's out here and Federation + pre-Federation designed for the heat; double brick, high ceilings, wrap-around verandahs, coolgardie meatsafe etc.

    Alfred Augustus Glendening 1861-1903

  • We are cleaning up the public areas, the verandahs and corridors and staircases.

    India Optimistic About Preparations for Commonwealth Games

  • The houses themselves were incredible, each practically a castle in its own right, their facades done up in decorative brickwork and tiling, their fronts accented with small porches, porticos, and verandahs, the perimeters of which were set by carved stone pillars.


  • It was an old colonial house in South Virginia, and from the back verandahs, long smooth lawns sloped down to the James River, which went on rolling along between gardens of cherry blossom and daffodils.


  • Inside, the building was square, only one story high, and had arched verandahs running all around.

    Shadow Princess

  • In the verandahs that bordered the gardens, eunuchs stood on guard, their backs turned.

    Shadow Princess

  • Set inside the cool darkness of the verandahs were thirty-two rooms on each side.

    Shadow Princess

  • For she had never herself traveled without an escort of at least six hundred men—eunuchs and amirs —and they had paused here only for a meal; as they ate in silence, her guards took up position in the verandahs, the eunuchs facing them, the nobles turned away in two solid lines of protection.

    Shadow Princess


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