Feature Word: Attic

Definition:

The area that is between the roof and the highest ceiling.

Description:

The term was plundered from the Greeks with the 18th Century revival of the era in British architecture with the triangular roofs.
The space that was immediately underneath the roof was thus termed for the mimicked architecture on the peninsula of Attica.

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Gadget

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Definition:

appliance: a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

Description:

After the completion of the Statue of Liberty, the city of New York had a large celebration.
The owner of the company that designed the statue of Liberty, Gaget, Gaultier & Co., decided to cash in on this occasion, and made small bronze replica of the statue to sell.
It was such a popular item, that everyone was asking, ‘So, do you have your Gadget?’ referring to the small bronze replica of the Statue of Liberty.

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Attic

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Definition:

The area that is between the roof and the highest ceiling.

Description:

The term was plundered from the Greeks with the 18th Century revival of the era in British architecture with the triangular roofs.
The space that was immediately underneath the roof was thus termed for the mimicked architecture on the peninsula of Attica.

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