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ATTIC

Of or pertaining to Attica, in Greece, or to Athens, its principal town; marked by such qualities as were quality of the Athenians; classical; refined. Attic base, 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, particular purity of language. Attic salt, Attic wit, a poignant, delicate wit, peculiar to the Athenians. Attic tale. See Attic, Attic style, a style pure and elegant. Origin: L. Atticus, Gr. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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