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stoep

/stʊp/
noun
1.
(South African) a veranda
Word Origin
Afrikaans from Dutch
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • The Chief moved to the front of the stoep where the Staff had congregated.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • His room was an end one on the stoep, and the door was open.

    The Sign of the Spider Bertram Mitford
  • As he mounted the stoep Lilith herself came forth to meet him.

    The Sign of the Spider Bertram Mitford
  • Patricia Hamilton was at the far end of the stoep, reading a book.

  • She looked up at Sanders, who was idly pacing the stoep of the Residency.

  • It was at this moment that Sihamba walked up to the stoep as though to speak to me.

    Swallow H. Rider Haggard
  • Dick was to go outside and stick up the rockets just in front of the stoep.

    Harley Greenoak's Charge Bertram Mitford
  • Suddenly a tall figure appeared at the foot of the steps of the stoep.

  • The stoep, railed off, stood about four feet above the ground.

    Harley Greenoak's Charge Bertram Mitford
  • Beryl and her father, who were sitting on the stoep when we arrived, came out to meet us.

    A Veldt Vendetta Bertram Mitford

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