Atticism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Atticism A favoring of, or attachment to, the Athenians.
    • Atticism The style and idiom of the Greek language, used by the Athenians; a concise and elegant expression.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Attics were invented in Attica.
    • n Atticism A peculiarity of style or idiom belonging to the Greek language as used by the Athenians; Attic elegance of diction; concise and elegant expression.
    • n Atticism A siding with, or favoring the cause of, the Athenians.
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Quotations

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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    “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.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

We can lock it from the inside and go up to the attic.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
As she lay in her little attic bed, she was still sullenly thinking, wearily thinking of her life.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
She was thinking of these things as she left the dining room and climbed the steep, ladder-like stairs that led to the attic.
"Madge Morton's Secret" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
I sat alone at my attic window for hours, waiting for the doctor.
"A Window in Thrums" by J. M. Barrie
They rushed down to the kitchen and up to the attics.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
He returned anxiously to the attic.
"A Dog with a Bad Name" by Talbot Baines Reed
So Christie and the other children were banished to the attic-nursery again.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
I can't let you play in the attic if you think of your games during lesson-time.
"Susan" by Amy Walton
He had already stacked most of his school-books in the other attic.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
The first model dry-dock was made in an attic.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
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In poetry:

Do you know why they've put us in that back room,
Up in the attic, close against the sky,
And made believe our nursery's a cloak-room?
Do you know why?
"On The Landing" by Francis Bret Harte
And from Creation's Attic, lo I heard
A maiden's music tune the drowsy. air,
And all the melodies of summer came
And filled with silent joy my wandering ear.
"Noon" by R S Ward
Then if a chief perform'd a patriot's part,
Sustain'd her drooping sons, repell'd her foes,
Above all Persian luxe or Attic art
The rude majestic monument arose.
"Elegy XXI. Taking a View of the Country From His Retirement" by William Shenstone
An organ-grinder's melancholy tune
In rainy streets, or from an attic sill
The blue skies of a windy afternoon
Where our kites climbed once from some grassy hill:
"The Need To Love" by Alan Seeger
Yet Love hath found a temple as complete
In some bare attic where two lovers meet;
And made his altar by one candle's flame
Seeing two lovers burned it in his name.
"The Disciples" by Theodosia Garrison
There was once a young man quite erratic
Who lived all alone in an attic,
He wrote magazine verse
That made editors curse,
But his friends thought it fine and dramatic.
"Genius" by Edwin Carty Ranck

In news:

BAXTER'S ATTIC Jeff Beck Group "Ain't Superstitious ".
BAXTER'S ATTIC Jeff Beck/Rod Stewart "Ain't Superstitious ".
10 hour operation ends with finding fugitive hiding in attic.
Staff Photo/Kelli Catana Firefighters cut into the attic of a home at 1168 Hardscrabble Road in Cadyville Tuesday.
CADYVILLE — Firefighters battled thick smoke, oppressive heat and heavy rain Tuesday as fire destroyed the attic and caused other damage to a home/ taxidermy studio at 1168 Hardscrabble Road.
Attics, basements, garages and garden sheds are all likely to harbor a collection.
As she cleaned out the attic, Monica was shocked to find a box filled with torrid love letters that her grandfather had written to her grandmother.
Stravinsky's 'Oedipus Rex,' Without Attic Trappings .
1 on "Theme Attic" this Thursday, 10AM-Noon, August 23rd.
"Theme Attic," the radio show that picks themes and plays music from a variety of genres about selected subjects, is going traveling again DJ Phil Maq will play songs about places he has traveled to and give personal commentary about them.
This is the nicest attic in the world.
10-Year Anniversary of Light in the Attic Records.
Flames start in attic, initially difficult to contain.
"We had some kind of rat in the attic and we had a few bees and my dad said i want to get rid of the bees " said Richard Steele.
Juneau House Fire Contained to Attic Space and Roof.
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In science:

Dick, J., Sloan, I. H., Wang, X., Wo ´zniakowski, H.: Good l attice rules in weighted Korobov spaces with general weights.
Lower Error Bounds for Randomized Multilevel and Changing Dimension Algorithms
Each conferee had a little apartment with a tiny attic.
My Life with Fisher
Some of the improvement terms extend over more than one timeslice, so there are small violations of reflection positivity for the l attice action.
New lattice action for heavy quarks
Our best values are the method two determinations on the fine l attice, which compare well with the PDG values mPDG (mc ) = 1.25(10) GeV and mPDG (mb ) = 4.25(15) GeV.
Heavy quark masses from Fermilab Fermions
Gamalr, “Cooperative l attice coding and decoding in half-duplex channels,” IEEE J.
Resource Allocation for Wireless Fading Relay Channels: Max-Min Solution
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