American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient region of east-central Greece around Athens. According to Greek legend, the four Attic tribes were unified into a single state by the Athenian king Theseus.
- n. A periphery where Athens, the capital of Greece, is located.
- n. A peninsula southeast of Athens, Greece.
- n. A town in Indiana and in New York State, USA.
- n. The Attica Correctional Facility, scene of the Attica Prison riots
- n. the territory of Athens in ancient Greece where the Ionic dialect was spoken
- From Ancient Greek Ἀττική. (Wiktionary)
“Slightly over five-feet-tall and soft-spoken, Mrs. Paladino, 63 years old, is a quiet contrast to a spouse who has described former governor George Pataki as a "degenerate idiot," said Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver "belongs in Attica," and questioned Democratic rival Andrew Cuomo 's manhood.”
“Our saga begins in Attica, the region around ancient Athens, where by the fifth century B.C. the adjective τέλειος or, more commonly, τέλεος meant complete, perfect or entire, and, more specifically in relation to animal victims of religious sacrifice or burnt offering: fully-grown, and/or without spot or blemish.”
“Wolff acknowledged the state has not monitored the air in Attica for toxic chemicals.”
“After USA TODAY cited government data showing the air outside schools in Attica may be rife with toxic chemicals, Long said he pushed the district to monitor outside the schools.”
“Threatening to put the Speaker of the Assembly in Attica prison may be a crowd pleaser in some towns, but then what happens in Albany?”
“Police in Attica, New York, came under criticism last year for pressuring two college students into becoming drug informants in exchange for working off traffic tickets.”
“The last few years are spent in Attica, where he witnesses the 1971 prison riots in which 39 people died.”
“The place to which they had come was in Attica, hear the city of Colonus.”
“The olive-tree, the gift of Minerva, flourishes in Attica; nor has the honey of”
“The ever-present fun and frolic abounded in some corners, but the joke of the evening was perhaps that of the Parson -- him of the sharp face and nose, who read so late by the light of the lamp in "Attica" -- who commenced his remarks by saying that he desired to offer a sentiment, and must be pardoned if it was of a personal nature.”
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