first story

first story

In the US, the lowest story of a building which is entirely above the average grade; the ground floor. In many European countries, the first floor above the ground floor.
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By day, one could admire the variety of its edifices, all sculptured in stone or wood, and already presenting complete specimens of the different domestic architectures of the Middle Ages, running back from the fifteenth to the eleventh century, from the casement which had begun to dethrone the arch, to the Roman semicircle, which had been supplanted by the ogive, and which still occupies, below it, the first story of that ancient house de la Tour Roland, at the corner of the Place upon the Seine, on the side of the street with the Tannerie.
Beyond this court, let there be an inward court, of the same square and height; which is to be environed with the garden on all sides; and in the inside, cloistered on all sides, upon decent and beautiful arches, as high as the first story. On the under story, towards the garden, let it be turned to a grotto, or a place of shade, or estivation.
This room was very large--it might be called immense-- and it was on the first floor; which means it was in the second story, for in Europe the houses are so high that they do not count the first story, else they would get tired climbing before they got to the top.
He ascended the staircase leading to the first story, and perceived, in Porthos's own chamber, a heap of clothes of all colors and materials, upon which Mousqueton had laid himself down after heaping them all on the floor together.
Edmond thus had the advantage of knowing what the owner was, without the owner knowing who he was; and however the old sailor and his crew tried to "pump" him, they extracted nothing more from him; he gave accurate descriptions of Naples and Malta, which he knew as well as Marseilles, and held stoutly to his first story. Thus the Genoese, subtle as he was, was duped by Edmond, in whose favor his mild demeanor, his nautical skill, and his admirable dissimulation, pleaded.
He saw night come on by degrees, and at length Planchet conducted him to a chamber on the first story, where, amidst bales and chests, a table very nicely set out awaited the two guests.
They said that shuttering of first story was underway while the laborers were asked to start work on shuttering of the second story.
These events, which include an Indigenous one called First Story Toronto, will help to celebrate the city's diversity, nature, arts and active outdoor living.
The workshop celebrates achievements with the creative writing charity First Story, which provides funding for acclaimed authors to run weekly creative writing workshops for students in challenging secondary schools.
First Story Real Estate is located in Midtown, Tallahassee, FL for a reason.
Three lines into the first story, "In the Blink of God's Eye," we know that Jones has returned to familiar territory: "Godforsaken Washington," the narrator calls it.
In the first story, Runaway, an older neighbor helps a young wife run away from her husband.