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Attic order

a low pilaster of any order set into the cornice of a building


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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 […]

  • Attica

    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 […]

  • Atticize

    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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    the style or idiom of Attic Greek occurring in another dialect or language. attachment to Athens or to the style, customs, etc., of the Athenians. concise and elegant expression, diction, or the like. Historical Examples His style is pure and simple, and ancient critics praise his “atticism.” Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 […]

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