2. I sit on the front stoop* waiting for their return. As they drive up, Tess opens her window and gives a big wave.
3. The room is put back together, freshly painted, everything scrubbed clean. I feel greatly rewarded for the four days of work.
n. Chiefly Northeastern U.S.Regional Note: Originally brought to the Hudson Valley of New York by settlers from the Netherlands, a few items of Dutch vocabulary have survived there from colonial times until the present. Stoop, "a small porch," comes from Dutch stoep; this word is now in general use in the Northeast and is probably spreading.
A small porch, platform, or staircase leading to the entrance of a house or building.