• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Garreteer One who lives in a garret; a poor author; a literary hack.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n garreteer An inhabitant of a garret; hence, an impecunious author.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Garreteer one who lives in a garret: a poor author
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. garite, a place of safety, guarir, warir, to preserve (Fr. guérir)—Teut., Old High Ger. warjan, to defend.


In literature:

In a few minutes he was in Ned's garret eating bread and cheese with ravenous satisfaction.
"Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished" by R.M. Ballantyne
Indeed he would certainly have been one of themselves but for garret-garden influences.
"The Garret and the Garden" by R.M. Ballantyne
He struck a light with a flint and steel, lit a torch, and ran upstairs to the garret.
"Prince Prigio From "His Own Fairy Book"" by Andrew Lang
I ordered a chamber; the waiter measured me with a glance, and sent me up to the garret.
"Peter Schlemihl" by Adelbert von Chamisso
So she died to-day in a garret, my dear.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
The little garret was strewn all over with things carelessly thrown in, merely to get them out of the way.
"The Carpenter's Daughter" by Anna Bartlett Warner
The woman and the other people present then hustled her up stairs into a wretched garret, and locked the door.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 450" by Various
The picture represented a garret room, through the window of which could be seen the far-reaching roofs of a great city.
"The Romance Of Giovanni Calvotti" by David Christie Murray
Only a few windows shone wanly in the upper flats and garrets.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
And there is the garret; you have surely visited the garret?
"Three Margarets" by Laura E. Richards

In poetry:

I open the garret window,
Let the music in and the moon;
See the woman grin for coppers,
While the man grinds out the tune.
"The Piano-Organ" by Amy Levy
And there in the dusky cobwebbed garret,
Where dimly the daylight shone,
A little, doleful, hunch-backed woman
Sat spinning all alone.
"The Sleeping Princess" by Clara Doty Bates
Ov sofas aw think hauf a scoor,
An picturs enuff for a show?
They fill'd ivvery corner aw'm sure,
Throo th' garret to th' kitchen below.
"To Let" by John Hartley
Up the stairs of the garret softly the son of the
mistress stepped,
Leaned over the head-board, covering his face with
his hands, and wept.
"Marguerite" by John Greenleaf Whittier
P was a poor old Poll Parrot,
Who had nothing to eat but a carrot,
And nothing to wear
But a wig of red hair,
And nowhere to live but a garret.
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells
Women, in the same cheap clothes attired,
Are still wearing down their shoes at night.
Afterwards, against the roofing iron
They are by the garrets crucified.
"Confession" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

Joel Torre, Garret Dillahunt, Chris Cooper.
Nearly 2000 years old and purchased for $3.6 million, the recently discovered Crosby-Garret Roman mask will be exhibited at the Royal Academy.
IT IS "a critical moment", says Garret FitzGerald, a former Irish prime minister.
MLive photo by Garret Ellison A crash in Caledonia Sunday morning resulted in the death of Dorr resident Kevin Schumaker.
Garret Keizer Looks At The State Of Privacy.
View full size The Saginaw News File Saginaw Spirit forward Garret Ross has had back-to-back two-goal games.
SAGINAW, MI — Garret Ross continued his hot streak, scoring two goals and adding an assist to lead the Saginaw Spirit to a 6-1 win Friday at Sudbury.
Garret Hudson and Jared Hinton's 'Eco Bot' was built by using a toothbrush head, battery, and device used to make cell phones vibrate.
View full size Courtesy photo Garret Ross learned a few tricks during his time as a teammate with Brandon Saad.
SAGINAW, MI — Garret Ross and Brandon Saad are former and, Ross hopes, future teammates.
RAISING HOPE co-stars Martha Plimpton and Garret Dillahunt are getting into character this fall as they bring VIRGINIA's housecleaning skills and BURT's Better Lawn Service and Pool Cleaning to one lucky winner's home.
An interview with Garret Keizer.
Chicago Blackhawks' draft a "warrior" in Saginaw Spirit's Garret Ross.
Big-wave surfer Garret McNamara shatters world record.
Garret Anderson, who announced his retirement Tuesday, wasn't just one of the game's most underrated players for nearly two decades.