attic vs cellar

Attic

Definitions

noun

  1. the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia

adjective

  1. of or relating to Attica or its inhabitants or to the dialect spoken in Athens in classical times

Examples

Upstairs were the bedrooms; “mother-and-father’s room” the largest; a smaller room for one or two sons, another for one or two daughters; each of these rooms containing a double bed, a “washstand, ” a “bureau, ” a wardrobe, a little table, a rocking-chair, and often a chair or two that had been slightly damaged downstairs, but not enough to justify either the expense of repair or decisive abandonment in the attic.

And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.

_Attico genere dicendi se gaudere dicunt; atqui utinam imitarentur nec ossa solum, sed etiam et sanguinem.

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cellar

Definitions

noun

  1. an excavation where root vegetables are stored
  2. the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
  3. storage space where wines are stored

Examples

Jim Devine said the £2326 of "joinery" was for storing personal and party political material in a pub cellar he was renting.

The restaurant, with its acre of tables, glassed and naperied; the ranges of telephone booths, all going it together; the cellars, a vast subterrene, with dusky avenues of lockers, each cluttered with beverages of individual predilection -- though I suppose that, after all, they were a good deal alike ....

In deep cellars stocked with winter ice the temperature was kept below eight degrees.

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