from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An upper floor used for the preservation or storage of fruit.
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When the enemy had been driven without, the children besieged the latch of a door that gave way before their united efforts, and slipped out of the worn staple that held it; and finally they bolted into a kind of fruit-loft, where they very soon fell to munching the dried plums, to the amusement of the commandant, who watched this spectacle.
Mlle. Cadot always carried the keys of her cupboards and fruit-loft about with her.