She then quietly makes her way back to the veranda and lights another cigarette as if the last five minutes never even happened.
“God Bless You,” read a hand painted banner hung from a veranda on handsome Flamengo beach.
The veranda, roofless and open to the bitter blue sky where the seasonal gu rains sputter, serves as a makeshift neonatal ward.
1711, from Hindi varanda, which probably is from Portuguese varanda, originally "long balcony or terrace," of uncertain origin, possibly related to Spanish baranda "railing," and ultimately from Vulgar Latin *barra "barrier, bar." French véranda is borrowed from English.