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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.
References in classic literature ?
He groped his way carefully for several yards; he was at the back of the skirting- board in the attic, where there is a little mark * in the picture.
For the rest, there was nothing of much importance in the attic save a great many scattered papers and note-books bearing upon my uncle's life in America.
but for thinking in let me have an attic up ten flights of stairs in the densest quarter of the city.
When the little boy was about six years of age a strange man came to their attic home to visit the little old woman.
He had not been installed more than three days in his attic before all his doubts were removed.
Finn ended she opened the door of the back attic, and I saw about as sad a sight as these old eyes ever looked at.
Following his eyes, they saw that right at the top of this otherwise blind back quarter of the building, an attic window stood open.
I said to myself; for I must tell you, Monsieur, that, to the end of October, I live in an attic of the pavilion over The Yellow Room, so that Mademoiselle should not be left alone through the night in the lonely park.
When you've finished your morning work, Nancy," Miss Polly was saying now, "you may clear the little room at the head of the stairs in the attic, and make up the cot bed.
From Theseus Oedipus craves protection in life and burial in Attic soil; the benefits that will accrue shall be told later.
You see," he explained, "I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
Before this remonstrance was finished, Maggie was already out of hearing, making her way toward the great attic that run under the old high-pitched roof, shaking the water from her black locks as she ran, like a Skye terrier escaped from his bath.