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 for Attic wit
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
        Renaissance.
  
     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]

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