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Hip roof

A hip roof, or hipped roof, is a type of roof where all sides slope downwards to the walls, usually with a fairly gentle slope. Thus it is a house with no gables or other vertical sides to the roof. A square hip roof is shaped like a pyramid. Hip roofs on the houses could have two triangular side and two trapezoidal one. A hip roof on a rectangular plan has four faces. They are almost always at the same pitch or slope, which makes them symmetrical about the centerlines.


A porch (from Old French porche, from Latin porticus ‘colonnade,’ from porta ‘passage’) is external to the walls of the main building proper, but may be enclosed by screen, latticework, broad windows, or other light frame walls extending from the main structure. There are various styles of porches, all of which depend on the architectural tradition of its location. All porches will allow for sufficient space for a person to comfortably pause before entering or after exiting the building.

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Analog television

Analog (or analogue) television is the analog transmission that involves the broadcasting of encoded analog audio and analog video signal: one in which the message conveyed by the broadcast signal is a function of deliberate variations in the amplitude and/or frequency of the signal. All broadcast television systems preceding digital transmission of digital television (DTV) were systems utilizing analog signals.

Television technology History of television Television terminology Film and video technology
Vestibule (architecture)

A vestibule is a lobby, entrance hall, or passage between the entrance and the interior of a building. The same term can apply to structures in modern or ancient roman architecture. In modern architecture vestibule typically refers to a small room or hall between an entrance and the interior of the building or house. In Roman architecture, vestibule referred to a partially enclosed area between the interior of the house and the street.

Garage (house)

40x40px This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. No cleanup reason has been specified. Please help improve this article if you can; the talk page may contain suggestions. A residential garage is part of a home, or an associated building, designed or used for storing a vehicle or vehicles. In some places the term is used synonymously with "carport", though that term normally describes a structure that is not completely enclosed.

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Mullet (haircut)

The mullet is a hairstyle that is short at the front and sides, and long in the back. The mullet began to appear in popular media in the 1960s and 1970s but did not become generally well-known until the early 1980s. It continued to be popular until the mid-1990s.

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Swing (seat)

A swing is a hanging seat, usually found at playgrounds for children, a circus for acrobats, or on a porch for relaxing. The seat of a swing may be suspended from chains or ropes. Once a swing is in motion it continues to oscillate like a pendulum until external interference or drag brings it to a halt. Swing sets are very popular with children.

Cure Cottages of Saranac Lake

Between 1873 and 1945, Saranac Lake, New York became a world renowned center for the treatment of tuberculosis, using a treatment that involved exposing patients to as much fresh air as possible under conditions of complete bed-rest. In the process, a specific building type, the "Cure Cottage" developed, built by local residents seeking to capitalize on the town's fame, by physicians, and often by the patients themselves.

Residential buildings on the National Register of Historic Places in New York Tuberculosis Houses in Essex County, New York Adirondacks Houses in Franklin County, New York

Stoa in Ancient Greek architecture; covered walkways or porticos, commonly for public usage. Early stoas were open at the entrance with columns, usually of the Doric order, lining the side of the building; they created a safe, enveloping, protective atmosphere. Later examples were built as two stories, with a roof supporting the inner colonnades where shops or sometimes offices were located. They followed Ionic architecture.

Architectural elements Colonnades Ancient Greek architecture

A sunroom, sun parlor, sun porch, or sun lounge is a structure, usually constructed onto the side of a house, to allow enjoyment of the surrounding landscape while being sheltered from adverse weather conditions such as rain and wind. The concept is popular in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In Great Britain, the term conservatory is usually used to refer to a sunroom despite not being used as a greenhouse as traditional conservatories were.

Glass architecture Rooms
Tropospheric scatter

Tropospheric scatter (known as "troposcatter" among practitioners) is a method of transmitting and receiving microwave radio signals over considerable distances – often up to 300 km. This method of propagation uses the tropospheric scatter phenomenon, where radio waves at particular frequencies are randomly scattered as they pass through the upper layers of the troposphere (hence troposcatter).

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Jalousie window

A jalousie window or louvre window (UK) is a window which consists of parallel glass, acrylic, or wooden louvers set in a frame. The louvers are locked together onto a track, so that they may be tilted open and shut in unison, to control airflow through the window. They are usually controlled by a crank mechanism. A patent for a louvered window was applied for in the US in 1900 and patented Nov. 26, 1901. Patent # 687705 by Joseph W. Walker, of Malden, Massachusetts.

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Sleeping porch

A sleeping porch is a deck or balcony that is screened and furnished for sleeping in the warmer months. Sleeping porches can be on ground level or on a higher storey and in either the front or back of a home. The idea of a sleeping porch dates back nearly a hundred years when people would sleep on a screened-in porch to get the coolness of the night air during summer without being bothered by bugs.

Church porch

A church porch is a room at a church's main entrance. In Scandinavia the porch of a church is often called by names meaning weaponhouse. Visitors stored weapons there because of a prohibition against carrying weapons into the sanctuary, or into houses in general.

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Front porch campaign

A front porch campaign is a low-key electoral campaign used in American politics in which the candidate remains close to or at home to make speeches to supporters who come to visit. The candidate largely does not travel around or otherwise actively campaign. The successful presidential campaigns of James A. Garfield in 1880, Benjamin Harrison in 1888 and William McKinley in 1896 are perhaps the best-known front porch campaigns.

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Moon pool

A moon pool is a feature of marine drilling platforms, drillships and diving support vessels, some marine research and underwater exploration or research vessels, and underwater habitats, in which it is also known as a wet porch. It is an opening in the floor or base of the hull, platform, or chamber giving access to the water below, allowing technicians or researchers to lower tools and instruments into the sea.

Oil platforms Marine architecture Ship construction Diving support equipment Underwater habitats
Stoa Poikile

The Stoa Poikile or Painted Porch, originally called the Porch of Peisianax, was erected during the 5th century BC and was located on the north side of the Ancient Agora of Athens. The Stoa was the location from which Zeno of Citium taught Stoicism. The philosophical school of Stoicism takes its name from having first been expounded here, and was derived from the Greek word stoa. Zeno taught and lectured to his followers from this porch.

Battle of Marathon Stoicism Ancient Greek buildings and structures in Athens Education in Athens
1919 United States anarchist bombings

The 1919 United States anarchist bombings were a series of bombings and attempted bombings carried out by anarchist followers of Luigi Galleani from April through June 1919. These bombings fed the Red Scare of 1919-20.

Terrorist incidents in the 1910s Anarchism in the United States History of anarchism Political violence in the United States Political history of the United States Terrorist incidents in the United States Presidency of Woodrow Wilson History of the United States (1918–1945)
Summer Magic

Summer Magic is a 1963 Walt Disney Productions film starring Hayley Mills, Burl Ives, and Dorothy McGuire in a story about a Boston widow and her children taking up residence in a small town in Maine. The film was based on the book Mother Carey's Chickens by Kate Douglas Wiggin and was directed by James Neilson. The film was Mills' fourth of six films for Disney, and the young actress received a Golden Globe nomination for her work.

Films directed by James Neilson English-language films Disney films Sherman Brothers 1963 films
2003 Chicago balcony collapse

On June 29, 2003, the deadliest porch collapse in United States history occurred in Chicago. An overloaded balcony collapsed during a party in an apartment building, killing thirteen people and seriously injuring fifty-seven others. The ensuing investigation was highly critical of the way the balcony was built, finding a large number of errors in its construction which ultimately resulted in the collapse.

2003 in Illinois Collapsed buildings in the United States 2003 disasters in the United States History of Chicago, Illinois Disasters in Illinois
Porch House, Nantwich

The Porch House, formerly sometimes the Porche House, is a large Georgian house, dating from the late 18th century, in Nantwich, Cheshire, England. It is listed at grade II. Located at numbers 64A and 64B on the north side of Welsh Row, it is entered via its former stable entrance, The Gateway. Currently divided into two houses, the Porch House has previously served as a day and boarding school, and as a house for Belgian refugees.

18th-century architecture Nantwich Grade II listed buildings in Cheshire
The Show Must Go On (ER)

The Show Must Go On is the 245th episode of the NBC television series, ER.

ER (TV series) episodes 2005 television episodes
The Back Porch Majority

The Back Porch Majority was an American folk music group founded by Randy Sparks in 1963. It was intended to be a rehearsal space for The New Christy Minstrels, another group Sparks had established in 1961, but it ended up becoming successful on its own. The group released five albums, appeared on several TV shows and was chosen to provide entertainment at the White House in 1965.

American folk musical groups Musical groups established in 1963
Back Porch Records

Back Porch Records is an Americana/Roots rock label owned by EMI Music. The label was started in 1997 as joint venture between Virgin Records and Milwaukee-based Narada Productions. The labels initial releases, including the popular I-10 Chronicles compilations, were produced by Virgin Records executives Ken Peterson and John Wooler. Roughly three years after the labels launch, Peterson and Wooler left Virgin Records and the label became a full-time concern for Narada Productions.

Virgin Records Record labels established in 1997 EMI American independent record labels
Red Porch

The splendid Red Porch or Red Staircase (Russian: Красное крыльцо, Krasnoe Kryltso), decorated with stone lions, leads into the Palace of Facets in the Kremlin, Moscow. In old Russian the word krasny meant "beautiful", but today it means "red". This is the same word used for "Red Square". On the morning of his coronation, the Tsar was met at the Red Porch, where he took his place beneath a large canopy held by thirty-two Russian generals, with other officers providing additional support.

Buildings and structures in Moscow
Gluey Porch Treatments

Gluey Porch Treatments is the debut album of The Melvins. The album was released in 1987 through Alchemy Records. The original release was vinyl only. This album was later released on tape with the Six Songs EP through Boner Records and appears as bonus material on the CD version of Ozma. Tracks 18–29 can only be found on the 1999 Ipecac Recordings re-release; these songs are taken from a boombox demo.

Ipecac Recordings albums Alchemy Records (U.S.) albums Melvins albums 1987 albums
Front Porch Stories

Front Porch Stories is Avail's sixth, and final studio album, and released on Fat Wreck Chords in 2002.

Avail albums 2002 albums Fat Wreck Chords albums
Rain porch

A rain porch, also commonly known as a Carolina porch, is a type of indigenous porch form found in the Southeastern United States. Some architectural scholars believe it to have originated along the coast of the Carolinas, hence the colloquial name. The defining characteristic of the rain porch is a roof that extends far beyond the edge of the porch deck and is supported with freestanding supports that rise directly from ground level, rather than the floor of the porch deck.

Ludlow Porch

Ludlow Porch (October 11, 1934 – February 11, 2011), born Bobby Crawford Hanson, was an American radio humorist popular in the southern United States. He was the author of many humor books including,"Fat White Guys Cookbook" and "Who Cares about Apathy". His stepbrother was the late Lewis Grizzard.

People from Atlanta, Georgia 2011 deaths American humorists 1934 births
My Front Porch Looking In

"My Front Porch Looking In" is the title of a song written by Richie McDonald, Frank J. Myers and Don Pfrimmer, and recorded by American country music group Lonestar. It was released in March 2003 as the first single from the band's album From There to Here: Greatest Hits. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Songs produced by Dann Huff Lonestar songs BNA Records singles Songs written by Frank J. Myers Billboard Hot Country Songs number-one singles of the year Music videos directed by Trey Fanjoy Songs written by Richie McDonald Singles certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America Billboard Hot Country Songs number-one singles 2003 singles
Black Porch (Acoustic Sessions)

Black Porch (Acoustic Sessions) (EP) is Dark New Day's first Acoustic Sessions EP. It was released on September 5, 2006, by Warner Bros. Records. The first single, "Follow the Sun Down", from the acoustic EP was sent to radio on July 17, 2006. An electric ballad version of "Breakdown" will be included on the bands sophomore effort, "New Tradition" which is to be released on February 28th, 2012.

2006 EPs Dark New Day albums
Penniless Porch, Wells

The Penniless Porch in Wells, Somerset, England is an entrance gateway into a walled precinct, the Liberty of St Andrew, which encloses the twelfth century Cathedral, the Bishop's Palace, Vicar's Close and the residences of the clergy who serve the cathedral. The Penniless Porch was built around 1450, by Bishop Thomas Beckington (also spelt Beckyngton) and bears his rebus or badge on the cathedral side.

Grade I listed buildings in Somerset History of Somerset 1450s architecture Wells, Somerset
Porch collapse

Porch collapse or balcony collapse is a phenomenon typically associated with older multi-story apartment buildings that have wooden porch extensions on the front or rear of the building. The collapses have a number of causes, including overloading due to excessive weight from overoccupancy (too many people). Overoccupancy can result from guests filling a porch at a party, from people seeking cooler breezes during a heat wave, or from people filling a porch while seeking shelter from the rain.

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Tales from the Back Porch

Tales From the Back Porch is an EP by Leeroy Stagger, released in 2006 on Boompa.

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The Front Porch

"The Front Porch" is the 17th episode in the fourth season of the television series How I Met Your Mother and 81st overall. It originally aired on March 16, 2009.

How I Met Your Mother (season 4) episodes 2009 television episodes
Penstemon strictus

The Rocky Mountain Penstemon (Penstemon strictus) is a penstemon with showy blue flowers.

Back Porch Video

Back Porch Video was one of the first cable television-based music video programs. It premiered on January 28, 1984 as the brainchild of Russ Gibb, former owner of the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan. Gibb is best known as the radio DJ who suggested the Paul is Dead rumor, suggesting that Paul McCartney of the Beatles was actually dead. Shown out of Westinghouse's Group W Cable studios in Dearborn, Michigan, Back Porch Video stayed on the air for the better part of 16 years.

Television in Detroit, Michigan 1990s American television series Local music television shows in the United States 1980s American television series
Porch sitting

Porch sitting, i.e. , sitting on a front porch or stoop, usually of a private residence is a leisure activity which can be a direct or indirect form of social interaction. While engaged in "porch sitting", people may "cat call" or talk to and comment on those passing by. This activity is a staple of most urban areas in the United States, and helps contribute to a lively atmosphere, for those sitting and also those passing by.

American culture
Back Porch Bluegrass

Back Porch Bluegrass is the debut album by bluegrass quartet The Dillards. Dooley and Deulin' Banjo were both released as singles.

Elektra Records albums English-language albums The Dillards albums 1963 debut albums
Front Porch

Front Porch, Inc. provides services to Internet Service Providers. Front Porch technology enables an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to insert its own messages to be presented to users as they use their web browsers, such as customer service notices or online advertising. This technology is often used in the delivery of advertiser-supported wireless Internet access, but is also found in the more traditional "wired" broadband ISPs.

Deep packet inspection Internet advertising and promotion
The Front Porch Country Band

The Front Porch Country Band is an American country music band formed in Pennsylvania in 2001. The six members came together from successful solo careers to record and perform as one group. The band includes country music star Johnny Jolin. Their music primarily falls within the country genre with subtle influences of rock and folk.

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Ether~Electrified Porch Music

Ether-Electrified Porch Music is Carbon Leaf's third album. It was released in 1999 by the band's own label, Constant Ivy Records.

1999 albums Carbon Leaf albums
Back Porch Spirituals

Back Porch Spirituals is the first album from Canadian singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher. It was released independently released in 2001.

Jeremy Fisher albums 2001 albums
If the World Had a Front Porch

"If the World Had a Front Porch" is the title of a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Tracy Lawrence. It was released in July 1995 as the fourth and final single from his album, I See It Now. The song reached the number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and peaked at number 7 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.

Tracy Lawrence songs Songs written by Tracy Lawrence 1995 singles Atlantic Records singles Songs produced by James Stroud
Porch Life

Porch Life is a 2003 hip hop album by Boston ska punk band Big D and the Kids Table.

2003 albums
Robert Porch

Robert Bagehot Porch (3 April 1875 – 29 October 1962) played first-class cricket for Somerset from 1895 to 1910. He was born at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset and died at Great Malvern, Worcestershire.

Alumni of Trinity College, Oxford People educated at Malvern School 1875 births Somerset cricketers 1962 deaths English cricketers
Porch Swing in Tupelo

"Porch Swing in Tupelo" is a song from British pop-rock performer Elton John's 2004 album, Peachtree Road. The song talks about Elvis Presley's childhood and upbringing and describes Tupelo, Mississippi. The inspiration for Taupin's lyric came when he visited Tupelo and sat on the porch swing at the house Elvis Presley grew up at.

Elton John songs Songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin Songs with music by Elton John
Last Night on the Back Porch

"Last Night on the Back Porch (I Loved Her Best of All)" is a popular song with music by Carl Schraubstader and lyrics by Lew Brown, published in 1923. It was introduced in the Broadway revue George White's Scandals where it was performed by Winnie Lightner.

Songs with lyrics by Lew Brown 1923 songs
Douglas Porch

Douglas Porch (born 29 December 1944) is an American military historian and academic. He currently serves as a Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, and is the former Chair of the Department of National Security Affairs for the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California.

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Porch (Pearl Jam song)

"Porch" is the eighth track off of Pearl Jam's debut album Ten (1991). The song was written by lead singer Eddie Vedder.

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Solomon's Porch

Solomon's Porch -, was a colonnade, or cloister probably, on the eastern side of the temple; not to be confused with the Royal Portico which was on the southern side of the temple in the area currently occupied by Al Aqsa Mosque. It is not mentioned in connection with the first temple, but Josephus mentions a porch, so called, in Herod's Temple.

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Porch tower

A porch tower is a porch under a tower (of a religious or civil building).

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