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half story

noun, Architecture
1.
a usable living space within a sloping roof, usually having dormer windows for lighting.
Origin of half story
1610-1620
1610-20
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  • Colonel and Mrs. Peake added a half story to the two wings and increased the length of the ell.

    Seaport in Virginia Gay Montague Moore
  • There were cheap two-story brick stores with false fronts that carried them up a half story higher.

    The Real Adventure Henry Kitchell Webster
  • It consisted of but five rooms on the ground floor and a half story above; and here for some years they resided.

    The Home Life of Poe Susan Archer Weiss
  • There had been additions to Calvin Stammark's house—the half story raised, and the length increased by a room.

    The Happy End Joseph Hergesheimer
  • Our house on the farm contained one room twenty feet square and as my father used to say "A log and a half story high."

  • Rare are two and a half story houses having shutters on both the principal stories.

  • The house was a small, one and a half story frame building, similar in architecture to the old part of the Mary Washington House.

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