from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small loft, garret, or attic.
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- n. A small attic or garret
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An upper loft; a garret; the highest room in a building.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small loft in the top of a house; a small garret or apartment immediately under the roof.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small loft or garret
Janet was inexorable, and seemed already to have tired of my literary confidence; for whenever I drew near the subject, after evading it as long as she could, she made, under some pretext or other, a bodily retreat to the kitchen or the cockloft, her own peculiar and inviolate domains.
Almost as though planning a coordinated attack, the fire swept through the halls of the second floor in the north wing of the school, and flashed through the cockloft above the classrooms.
As the fire was climbing consuming the stairway, a pipe chase running from the basement to the cockloft above the second floor false ceiling gave the superheated gases a direct route to the attic, where the temperature rapidly rose higher and higher until it finally reached ignition temperature.
Oakum said, “Ay, ay, I see they are both in a story;” and dismissed my fellow-mate to his cockloft, although I proposed that he and I should read and translate, separately, any chapter or verse in the Greek Testament in his possession, by which it would appear whether we or the surgeon spoke truth.
Queer up there in the cockloft, alone, with stops and locks and keys.
But Aedituus cried to him, Hold, hold, honest friend! strike, wound, poison, kill, and murder all the kings and princes in the world, by treachery or how thou wilt, and as soon as thou wouldst unnestle the angels from their cockloft.
After the stranger had gone she went to the cockloft to look for her well-dressed favourites, but they had disappeared, and they were never seen afterwards, for they were turned into fairies.
He sat down in her little room, and she went and brought the ragged little boy and girl, saying she was very poor, and couldn't afford to dress them better; for she had been careful to hide the well-dressed little boy and girl in a cockloft.
Ah, well! there are piles of dusty memories in the old cockloft still untouched, but I shall rummage no more to-night.
A few roughly fashioned seats and tables, and a ladder staircase, leading upward to an attic or cockloft, completes the inventory of the interior.