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Feb 12, 2020
This week’s theme
Words that appear dirty, but aren’t

This week’s words
interdigitate
titular
cockloft
cuntline
cummingtonite

cockloft
Cockloft in red

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with Anu Garg

cockloft

PRONUNCIATION:
(KOK-loft)

MEANING:
noun: A small loft just below the roof.

ETYMOLOGY:
From cock (rooster), from Old English cocc, of imitative origin + Old English loft (sky). Apparently roosters love to roost up high and this is the highest place, indoors, in the house. Earliest documented use: 1580.

USAGE:
“There’s also ... stairs leading to the cockloft, which has twin beds.”
Liz Bird; The 30 Cosiest Cottages in Britain; The Times (London, UK); Nov 28, 2015.

See more usage examples of cockloft in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind. -Charles Darwin, naturalist and author (12 Feb 1809-1882)

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