cock-loft

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  • I put all the plunder that I could lift up in the cock-loft, and the rest I left sitting around. Cited from Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters, by Henry Wallace Phillips
  • We climbed up to a tiny cock-loft, of which the side towards the sea was all glazed. Cited from Romance, by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • The men at the seat-ends would not stir to accommodate me, and I had to find rest in the cock-loft. Cited from Salute to Adventurers, by John Buchan
  • Dorothy, thou shalt drink this pledge, and then be gone to thy cock loft. Cited from The Fair Maid of Perth, by Sir Walter Scott
  • This is also extremely satisfactory to the wide-awake young Arabs of the cock-loft. Cited from Castilian Days, by John Hay
  • I was horrified at the bare idea of entering that wretched cock-loft. Cited from German Classics of the 19th & 20th Centuries, Vol V, Ed. by Francke
  • And this here most august and uppercrust cock-loft is the Consumptive Hospital. Cited from The World's Greatest Books, Vol V, Ed. by Arthur Mee & J.A. Hammerton
  • Word was sent to Tam, and so it happened that three abandoned lads duly passed the plate and took their seats in the cock-loft. Cited from Prester John, by John Buchan
  • That night the twins and I slept together in the cock-loft like a litter of puppies. Cited from Doctor Luke of the Labrador, by Norman Duncan
  • He could rest at peace up in his "cock loft" and endeavour to puzzle out some means of reaching the land of the Golden Umbrella -- even if he worked his passage as a cabin steward. Cited from The Road to Mandalay, by B. M. Croker (Bithia Mary Croker)
  • At which time she always desires me to be Abroad, or to confine my self to the Cock-loft, that I may not disgrace her among her Visitants of Quality. Cited from The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3, by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
  • During prayer time, the spirit withdrew into the cock-loft, but returned as soon as prayers were done; and then, in sight of the company, the chairs walked about the room of themselves, the children's shoes were hurled over their heads, and every loose thing moved about the chamber. Cited from Memoirs of Popular Delusions V2, by Charles MacKay
  • After passing back the change, Meg sent a gay and festive porter to light us to the top cock-loft of the tavern, five stairs up, among the windows and angled gables of the tile roof. Cited from Shakspere, Personal Recollections, by John A. Joyce
  • Still being plebes, Merriwell and Hodge had been assigned to the "cock-loft" of the third division, which meant the top floor on the north side of the barracks -- the sunless side. Cited from Frank Merriwell's Chums, by Burt L. Standish
  • It is on this principle, that the tenant of a cock-loft in Paris or London, is so apt to feel a high claim to superiority over the occupant of a comfortable abode in a village. Cited from The Two Admirals, by J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Cool and calm, Trumpet in hand, Up in the cock-loft, Where 't was the hottest of all, Our brave old Commodore Took his stand, And played his part, Humming over some old psalm! Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865, by Various
  • Halloway's thoughts would perhaps have suffered by comparison, but in desire and the wild dream they were no less strong, and later when he and Brent lay on the same palet, in the cock-loft of a log house, he heaved a deep sigh and gave rein to his fancy. Cited from A Pagan of the Hills, by Charles Neville Buck
  • The tilts were built of slim logs, caulked with moss; and there was but one room -- and that a bare one -- with bunks at one end for the women and a cock-loft above for the men. Cited from Doctor Luke of the Labrador, by Norman Duncan
  • Dorothy was presently heard screaming upstairs, or more probably up a ladder, to the cock loft, to which the recusant apprentice had made an untimely retreat; a muttered answer was returned, and soon after Conachar appeared in the eating apartment. Cited from The Fair Maid of Perth, by Sir Walter Scott
  • The manse seat was full of the Kirkcaple relations of Mr Murdoch, who had been invited there by my mother to hear him, and it was not hard to obtain permission to sit with Archie and Tam Dyke in the cock-loft in the gallery. Cited from Prester John, by John Buchan