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the part of a building, especially of a house, directly under a roof; garret. a room or rooms in an attic. a low story or decorative wall above an entablature or the main cornice of a building. Anatomy. the upper part of the tympanic cavity of the ear. of, relating to, or characteristic of Greece […]
- Attic base
(in classical architecture) a base for a column, consisting of an upper and a lower torus separated by a scotia between two fillets.
- Attic order
noun a low pilaster of any order set into the cornice of a building
- Attic salt
dry, delicate wit. Historical Examples There is the attic salt which springs from the charm in the words, from the flash of wit, from the spirited and brilliant sally. Book of Wise Sayings W. A. Clouston Alas, if I had only taken the supposed rapidity of my progress with a grain of attic salt! Atlantic […]