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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.


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    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 […]

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    a region in SE Greece, surrounding Athens: under Athenian rule in ancient times. a town in W New York: state prison. Contemporary Examples Take Attica Prison in upstate New York, the notorious site of a riot in 1971. Powerbroker Richard Ravitch Thinks New York Might Be Doomed Josh Robin April 25, 2014 Historical Examples Zeus […]

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    to affect Attic style, usages, etc.; intermingle with Attic elements. to favor or side with the Athenians. to make conformable to Attic usage.

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