And the door to the attic keeps opening as if daring the family to climb its steps.
She would periodically show up at the house and stay in the attic, where she hung beads and burned incense.
For instance, records we do have show that she at one point nursed a wounded soldier in the attic of a private house.
Across the ocean, in 1942, in her diary Anne Frank pined for a dog just like Rin Tin Tin while trapped in an attic.
At one point, Fiske opened a door that led, he said, up the “slave staircase” to the attic where the slaves slept.
The mark of this prepotent previous man is left on the house from cellar to attic.
Between one and two in the morning our driver descended from his attic.
That is, not for keeps, but Pa has got frightened about burglars, and he gets up into the attic to sleep.
Then he came home, ate his supper in silence, and went up to his attic.
In spite of its fire and its Frenchness it is too measured, too attic.
1590s, "pertaining to Attica," from Latin Atticus, from Greek Attikos "Athenian, of Attica," the region around Athens (see Attica). Attested from 1560s as an architectural term for a type of column base.
"top story under the roof of a house," 1855, shortened from attic storey (1724). The term Attic order in classical architecture meant a small, square decorative column of the type often used in a low story above a building's main facade, a feature associated with the region around Athens (see Attic). The word then was applied to "a low decorative facade above the main story of a building" (1690s in English), and it came to mean the space enclosed by such a structure. The modern use is via French. attique. "An attic is upright, a garret is in a sloping roof" [Weekley].
attic at·tic (āt'ĭk)
The upper portion of the tympanic cavity above the tympanic membrane that contains the head of the malleus and the body of the incus. Also called epitympanum.