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 for Attic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Attic \At"tic\, a. [L. Atticus, Gr. ?.]
     Of or pertaining to Attica, in Greece, or to Athens, its
     principal city; marked by such qualities as were
     characteristic of the Athenians; classical; refined.
     [1913 Webster]
     Attic base (Arch.), a peculiar form of molded base for a
        column or pilaster, described by Vitruvius, applied under
        the Roman Empire to the Ionic and Corinthian and "Roman
        Doric" orders, and imitated by the architects of the
     Attic faith, inviolable faith.
     Attic purity, special purity of language.
     Attic salt, Attic wit, a poignant, delicate wit, peculiar
        to the Athenians.
     Attic story. See Attic, n.
     Attic style, a style pure and elegant.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Attic \At"tic\, n. [In sense (a) from F. attique, orig. meaning
     Attic. See Attic, a.]
     1. (Arch.)
        (a) A low story above the main order or orders of a
            facade, in the classical styles; -- a term introduced
            in the 17th century. Hence:
        (b) A room or rooms behind that part of the exterior; all
            the rooms immediately below the roof.
            [1913 Webster]
     2. An Athenian; an Athenian author.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to Attica or its inhabitants or to the
             dialect spoken in Athens in classical times; "Attic
      n 1: floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just
           below roof; often used for storage [syn: loft, attic,
      2: the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and
         Athens and Ionia [syn: Attic, Ionic, Ionic dialect,
         Classical Greek]
      3: informal terms for a human head [syn: attic, bean,
         bonce, noodle, noggin, dome]
      4: (architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature;
         hides the roof

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  66 Moby Thesaurus words for "attic":
     archives, armory, arsenal, attic room, bank, basement, bay, bin,
     bonded warehouse, bookcase, box, bunker, buttery, cargo dock,
     cellar, chest, closet, cockloft, conservatory, crate, crib,
     cupboard, depository, depot, dock, drawer, dump, exchequer, garret,
     glory hole, godown, hayloft, hold, hutch, junk room, library,
     locker, loft, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin, magazine, rack,
     repertory, repository, reservoir, rick, shelf, sky parlor, stack,
     stack room, stock room, storage, store, storehouse, storeroom,
     supply base, supply depot, tank, treasure house, treasure room,
     treasury, vat, vault, warehouse, wine cellar

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  90 Moby Thesaurus words for "Attic":
     Ciceronian, aesthetic, artistic, biting, brilliant, chaste, choice,
     classic, classical, clear, clever, common, commonplace, direct,
     droll, easy, elegant, everyday, excellent, facetious, finished,
     funny, garden, garden-variety, graceful, gracile, homely, homespun,
     household, humorous, humorsome, in good taste, jesting, jocose,
     jocular, joking, joky, joshing, keen, keen-witted, limpid, lucid,
     matter-of-fact, mordant, natural, neat, nimble-witted, nondescript,
     of choice, of quality, ordinary, pellucid, perspicuous, plain,
     pleasing, pointed, polished, prosaic, prosy, pungent, pure,
     pure and simple, quick-witted, quiet, rapier-like, refined,
     restrained, round, salt, salty, scintillating, sharp, simple,
     smart, sparkling, sprightly, straightforward, subdued, tasteful,
     terse, trim, unaffected, understated, unlabored, unobtrusive,
     well-chosen, whimsical, witty, workaday, workday

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