attic


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attic

 [at´ik]
a small upper space of the middle ear, containing the head of the malleus and the body of the incus.

ep·i·tym·pa·num

(ep'i-tim'pă-nŭm),
The upper portion of the tympanic cavity or middle ear above the tympanic membrane; it contains the head of the malleus and the body of the incus.

attic

/at·tic/ (at´ik) epitympanic recess.

attic

attic

a small upper space of the middle ear, containing the head of the malleus and the body of the incus. Called also epitympanic recess.
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While Tom Kitten was left alone under the floor of the attic, he wriggled about and tried to mew for help.
She went right upstairs and looked into the attics, but she could not find him anywhere.
They even fetched a candle, and looked inside a clothes chest in one of the attics.
There was one singular exception, however, for he had a single room, a lumber-room up among the attics, which was invariably locked, and which he would never permit either me or anyone else to enter.
The most extraordinary attic I ever came across was one a friend and I once shared many years ago.
But our attic, unique though it was, had by no means exhausted the architect's sense of humor.
Strange sights filled the days for the little boy who remembered nothing outside the bare attic of his London home and the dirty London alleys that he had traversed only by night.
And the truth is this: An instant after the old man was pitched bleeding out of the window, I ran into the attic, and found his daughter swooning on the floor with a red dagger still in her hand.
The attic, which was the secretary's private place (and rather a small cell for so large a hermit), had indeed all the vestiges of a violent drama.
The man who had been there had first gone up to my attic and taken my revolver from the drawer where I kept it.
I could not bear to have her ten miles from me; and as for Pulvis Lodge, the attics are dreadful.
Three bedrooms in a row there, and three attics in a row above.