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1. A covered and inclosed entrance to a building, whether taken from the interior, and forming a sort of vestibule within the main wall, or projecting without and with a separate roof. Sometimes the porch is large enough to serve as a covered walk. See also Carriage porch, under Carriage, and Loggia. The graceless Helen in the porch I spied Of Vesta's temple. (Dryden)

2. A portico; a covered walk. Repair to Pompey's porch, where you shall find find us. (Shak) The Porch, a public portico, or great hall, in Athens, where Zeno, the philosopher, taught his disciples; hence, sometimes used as equivalent to the school of the stoics. It was called h poikilh stoa. [See Poicile.

Origin: F. Porche, L. Porticus, fr. Porta a gate, entrance, or passage. See Port a gate, and cf. Portico.

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can anybody recognize this creature?

I see them on my porch all the time. I don’t know what they are, but they are common in south Florida… If no one identifies them from your picture, I could collect a few and put them in the jar to hatch…

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by Cat
Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: can anybody recognize this creature?
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Snail/Slug with brown tubes on its back?

I found this on my porch today and, to me, it looks like fungi/mould or an anemone but it was definitely moving, albeit slowly, and I'm in Laos which has no coastline whatsoever. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

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by Barns
Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Snail/Slug with brown tubes on its back?
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Hello all, I'm looking to see if anyone can identify a skull that I found under my porch. I have just one angle of it, so please let me know if I need another angle. Thanks!!! 0627001853.jpg

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by kevbone28
Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
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What kind of Spider is this?

This is a web photo I found that matches a spider I found on our front porch near our front door. I live in West Central Florida's nature coast in a semi-rural subdivision of pines, scrub oaks, hills and more empty 1/2 acre lots than there are houses. He was ...

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by IceHot
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What kind of Spider is this?
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Yellowjackets - Nocturnal?

... to their nests after dark but the other morning around 4:00 am I went to let my dog out and they were swarming. I would have to guess that the porch light triggered the swarm but I always get up around this time to let the dog out and it had not happened before. Also, there were what looked ...

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by Sydney
Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Yellowjackets - Nocturnal?
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