• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Atticize To conform or make conformable to the language, customs, etc., of Attica.
    • Atticize To side with the Athenians.
    • Atticize To use the Attic idiom or style; to conform to the customs or modes of thought of the Athenians.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Attics were invented in Attica.
    • atticize To use Atticisms or idioms peculiar to Attic Greek.
    • atticize To favor or side with the Athenians. Dean Smith.
    • atticize To make conformable to the language or idiom of Attica.
    • atticize Also spelled Atticise.
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  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    “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.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

There was no roof to receive him save an attic roof, rented for a few shillings a week.
"Civilization" by Ellen Newbold La Motte
Will it cost you so much money to keep yourself and Giles in that little attic?
"Sue, A Little Heroine" by L. T. Meade
Those who demand moderation, clearness, and Attic simplicity, will be repelled by his extravagances or by his mysticism.
"Victorian Worthies" by George Henry Blore
Like something I mean that the dogs found in the attic!
"Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
There were several boxes in the attic, and some of these were dragged to one end.
"Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's" by Laura Lee Hope
We've searched every nook from cellar to attic.
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
As the water rose gradually the parents moved to the second floor and then to the attic.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
The last act disclosed an attic at the top of an old tenement, with dormer windows looking out on a wintry scene.
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
So I bought this nickel one, an' carted t' other off into the attic.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
The first model dry-dock was made in an attic.
"How to Succeed" by Orison Swett Marden

In poetry:

Give me the gray of big city boulevards,
The riveted embankments of water's edge,
The clouds, never as beautiful as when, framed
In attic windows, they float by in the sky.
"The Dapperstreet" by Jakobus Cornelis Bloem
Harry, you know at night
The larks in Castle Alley
Sing from the attic's height
As if the electric light
Were the true sun above a summer valley:
Whistle, don't knock, to-night.
"To-Night" by Edward Thomas
From prisonlike cellars unwholesome and drear,
From attic and alley, from labor severe,
For the poor and the famished doth kindness prepare
A world of diversion and excellent fare.
"Holiday Home." by Hattie Howard
Oft, too, I pray'd; 'twas Nature form'd the prayer,
To grace my native scenes, my rural home;
To see my trees express their planter's care,
And gay, on Attic models, raise my dome.
"Elegy XI. He Complains How Soon the Pleasing Novelty of Life Is Over" by William Shenstone
Simplicity in Attic vest,
And Innocence with candid breast,
And clear undaunted eye;
And Hope, who points to distant years,
Fair opening through this vale of tears
A vista to the sky.
"Hymn To Content" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
Instead of crack-brained poets in their attics
Filling thin volumes with their flowery talk,
There shall be books of wholesome mathematics;
The tutor with his blackboard and his chalk.
"The Coming Era" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

A Quansoo attic find tells a tale of seagoing adventure.
Uncle Shelby, the man who wrote "Where the Sidewalk Ends," "The Giving Tree," "A Light in the Attic," etc.
Julie Otsuka's 'The Buddha in the Attic' is a shimmering novel of mail order brides.
The publication contains information about roof decks, underlayments, asphalt shingles , construction details, and attic ventilation.
The vaulted entry has a staircase going up to an optional attic area that contains 805 square feet.
Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson Treasures in Your Attic The Eagle-Tribune.
SHNS photo courtesy of Joe Rosson and Helaine Fendelman / Treasures In Your Attic.
BAXTER'S ATTIC Lovin' Spoonful "Summer in the City".
BAXTER'S ATTIC Led Zeppelin " Stairway to Heaven".
In case you are new, the Attic is a mythical place where, in the 70?s, we were "enlightened" by great music…and other stuff.
BANGOR TOWNSHIP, MI — A house fire on Boy Scout Road in Bangor Township has claimed the life of a pit bull and caused substantial damage in the kitchen and attic, officials say.
Expertise in Fixing Leaks, Carpentry, Basements, Attics, All Renovations, Masonry, Stoops, Brick work, Waterproofing, Pointing, Windows.
Owners of the Emma Jones Home have reported strange noises, moving furniture and even seeing the ghost of an elderly woman in the attic windows.
Fire investigators believe an electrical problem in an apartment building's attic is responsible for the four-alarm fire at the Tekoa Apartments Tuesday afternoon at 7th and Lincoln.
It gives me gooseflesh': Remarkable find in South Side attic, Greener's Blacker: Greener Blazed the trail for W.E.B. Dubois , Derrick Bell and Barack Obama.

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