cockloft

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cockloft a small loft or garret
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cockloft An upper loft; a garret; the highest room in a building.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cockloft A small loft in the top of a house; a small garret or apartment immediately under the roof.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cockloft the room in a house next the roof
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prop., a loft where cocks, roost
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. coc; Ice. kokkr.

Usage

In literature:

Why should he care to see either cockloft or girl?
"The Dawn of a To-morrow" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Queer up there in the cockloft, alone, with stops and locks and keys.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
This little cockloft does not fill the whole of this upper story.
"The Light That Lures" by Percy Brebner
You're a perfect Charity Cockloft with your curiosity.
"Lippincott's Magazine. Vol. XII, No. 33. December, 1873." by Various
They found themselves in a long narrow cockloft, not more than six feet high at the highest, and insufferably hot.
"Count Hannibal A Romance of the Court of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
Often the cockloft is empty, in those which Nature hath built many stories high.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
The boys on the floor below the Cockloft were out by this time, and they were enjoying the spectacle quite as much as the plebes above.
"Frank Merriwell's Chums" by Burt L. Standish
The audience numbered nearly two thousand, pit, gallery and cockloft being filled to overflowing.
"Shakspere, Personal Recollections" by John A. Joyce
The hand of improvement touched Cockloft Hall shortly after.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Washington Irving was in Europe, and the muse of Pindar Cockloft was silent.
"The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors 1741-1850" by Albert Smyth
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