During the protests last year, some students climbed on top of the awning and wrote graffiti all over it.
He waited on the carpeted curb beneath the awning until he saw her white evening cloak disappear in the door-way.
The cabin passengers were collected under the awning on the poop.
When not in use the curtains rolled up to the edge of the awning, which was set on a pipe-frame.
Only an awning has been added to protect the terrace from the sun.
But the men would sleep on the timbers in the middle of the boat and perhaps they would put up the awning sometimes.
That night they put up the awning in the boat and slept under it.
The girl followed us but stopped beneath the awning of the handsome entrance.
I sat with the passengers under the awning on the quarter-deck.
We have reached blue water—crushed sapphire—and a little breeze is bellying the awning.
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.