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[gar-it] /ˈgær ɪt/

an attic, usually a small, wretched one.
[gar-it] /ˈgær ɪt/
noun, verb (used with object), Masonry.
[gal-it] /ˈgæl ɪt/ Masonry.
(def 1).
verb (used with object)
to fill (a mortar joint) with gallets.
another word for attic (sense 1)

c.1300, “turret, small tower on the roof of a house or castle,” from Old French garite “watchtower, place of refuge,” from garir “defend, preserve,” from a Germanic source (cf. Gothic warjan “forbid,” Old High German warjan “to defend”), from Proto-Germanic *warjanan, from PIE root *wer- “to cover” (see warrant (n.)). Meaning “room on uppermost floor of a house” is from early 14c. See attic. As the typical wretched abode of a poor poet, by mid-18c.


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