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half story

noun, Architecture
a usable living space within a sloping roof, usually having dormer windows for lighting.
Origin of half story
1610-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The top half story is the attic, which may or may not be finished.
  • There is a one-and-a-half story shed addition and a two-story shed addition on the back.
  • Corners are defined by two-and-one-half story mansard-roofed towers.
  • The house is two and one-half story house clad in weatherboard, with a hipped roof with a ridge and four external brick chimneys.
  • One and one-half story wings already existed on either side of the two and one-half-story main block.
  • The mill is a two and one-half story frame building with a steep gable roof.
  • The house is a two-and-one-half story wood frame residence supported by a brick pier foundation.
  • The house is a one-and-one-half story, gambrel roofed, single clad frame residence.
  • Then north door is located in a one-and-one-half story tower with a hipped roof, which forms the inner foyer.
  • The house as originally built was a one-and-one-half story cottage.

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