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

  Garret \Gar"ret\, n. [OE. garite, garette, watchtower, place of
     lookout, OF. garite, also meaning, a place of refuge, F.
     gu['e]rite a place of refuge, donjon, sentinel box, fr. OF.
     garir to preserve, save, defend, F. gu['e]rir to cure; of
     German origin; cf. OHG. werian to protect, defend, hinder, G.
     wehren, akin to Goth. warjan to hinder, and akin to E. weir,
     or perhaps to wary. See Weir, and cf. Guerite.]
     1. A turret; a watchtower. [Obs.]
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              He saw men go up and down on the garrets of the
              gates and walls.                      --Ld. Berners.
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     2. That part of a house which is on the upper floor,
        immediately under or within the roof; an attic.
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              The tottering garrets which overhung the streets of
              Rome.                                 --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just
           below roof; often used for storage [syn: loft, attic,

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