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attic

Architect a storey or low wall above the cornice of a classical façade

Attic

the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Athens: the chief literary dialect of classical Greek

Attic

The top story or stories of a building; the structure’s termination against the sky.

attic

[′ad·ik]
(building construction)
The part of a building immediately below the roof and entirely or partly within the roof framing.

attic

attic, 2: of St. Peter’s, Rome; A, attic of main edifice; B, attic of the dome
1. A garret.
2. In classic building, a story built above the wall cornice.
3. (cap.) Pertaining to the district of Attica in Greece.
4. The ornamental construction above an entablature; often decorated.
5. The space between the ceiling framing of the topmost story and the underside of the roof framing.

Attic

(dreams)
Any part of a house usually represents a part of yourself (dreamer = house). The attic is the last thing built. Consider the details of the dream and try to figure out what your unconscious is trying to tell you. Some believe that the attic symbolizes the higher self, or best self (i. e. the self that is in contact with the eternal). Others think that the attic symbolizes the sum total of your life’s work or it may predict how well you will do in old age. If the attic is full of “neat” stuff, it may imply that you are accomplishing wonderful things and are living up to your potential in this lifetime.
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It then gets driven out by temperature changes--largely driven by solar radiation--and accumulates at the upper portions of attics.
Most people's attics are used for storing their Christmas decorations, suitcases and old toys.
is a fun, multi-media, consumer-focused outreach campaign that utilizes the reach of social media to help homeowners understand the benefits of properly sealing and insulating their attics and encourage action, either through DIY projects or by working with a contractor.
Attics, on the other hand, are rarely used and often cramped, dark and unadorned.
There were two items about the attic that were notable:
The thermal effects on building attics have been studied for their extreme importance in regions where temperature extremes occur regularly (Haese and Teubner 2002).
The absence of attics in the mostly nipa-thatched houses along the coastlines proved fatal for most of the poor residents here.
OLD toys and discarded items in the average attic would make nearly PS600 if sold.
Blowing attic insulation isn't hard, but it's dusty, sweaty work.
Attic fans reduce heat buildup in attics by removing warm air through openings (attic vents) typically located on the gable ends or on the roof of the house.
Major advantages include: (1) the design of the thermal envelopes is simplified and they are much more likely to be constructed and perform correctly, which is especially applicable to complex roof designs and certain construction features such as kneewalls; (2) correct venting is difficult or impossible to achieve in many roof types, assemblies, and situations such as cathedral ceilings, shed roofs attached to the sides of houses, lack of soffits, and existing buildings; (3) heating and air conditioning ducts located in attics are automatically located inside the conditioned space as recommended for energy savings; and (4) well-insulated, airtight construction is mandated, which results in homes that are more energy-efficient, comfortable, healthy, safe, and durable.
The Attics became pals with I'm A Celebrity star Cerys after touring with her and ex-Beautiful South frontman Paul Heaton.