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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AWNING

An awning from the house door to the curbstone, and a policeman!

He said this was no way to treat volunteers, and proposed that we should "unship the awning."

He turned his back deliberately and walked to his own awning.

And, indeed, patches of darkness had for a moment been passing above the awning of the roof.

Outside on the poop-deck he found Asad alone now with Marzak under the awning.

He flashed a glance in the direction of the divan under the awning where the Basha slept.

Out there under the awning a group of gentlemen stood in earnest talk.

Code found Elsa ensconced with a book under the awning amidships.

The green tent, its fly extended like an awning, awaited her entrance.

There was no awning over the deck, and most of the passengers went below.

WORD ORIGIN

1624, origin uncertain (first recorded use is by Capt. John Smith), perhaps from Middle French auvans, plural of auvent "a sloping roof," "itself of doubtful etym[ology]" (OED). A nautical term only until sense of "cover for windows or porch" emerged 1852.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AWNING

canopy

nounoverhanging covering

hood

nouna covering for vehicles and the like

hoods

nouna covering for vehicles and the like
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.