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Attic salt

A shrewd, cutting, or subtle humor or wit. Also referred to as "Attic wit." Marianne was known to pepper her conversation with a bit of Attic salt, so she was quite popular at dinner parties.
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Attic wit

A shrewd, cutting, or subtle humor or wit. Also referred to as "Attic salt." He lays on the Attic wit a bit too often for my taste; I can never tell when he's being serious.
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have toys in the attic

To be crazy; to act, think, or behave in an eccentric, foolish, or nonsensical manner. Tommy must have toys in the attic if he thinks he can convince our mother to let him get a tattoo for his birthday. There's an old lady who stands on the corner yelling at strangers all day. I think she might have toys in the attic.
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queer in the attic

slang Mentally impaired, either due to stupidity or intoxication. In this phrase, "attic" is used as a synonym for "one's mind." I have no idea what I told you last night—I'd been at the pub for a while before you got there, so I was a little queer in the attic. Is he queer in the attic? How could he make such a reckless decision?
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attic

n. the head, thought of as the location of one’s intellect. She’s just got nothing in the attic. That’s what’s wrong with her.
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Removing the moisture in the air in the upper portions of attics by "conditioning" the attic with "dehumidified air" or removing the moisture in the air in the upper portions of attics by "air change.
The research also highlights some homeowners are putting their attics to other uses, such as creating extra living space, which in turn could increase the value of the property.
Sealing up air leaks and adding insulation to recommended levels in the attic or basement (or crawlspace) can save homeowners up to 10 percent on their annual utility bills even more than 10 percent if you live in a Northern climate.
Of those who do venture into the top floor of their homes, 75% use their attics for storage, according to the survey.
Well, my husband found them pretty easily recently when he was in the attic a lot to repair the SpacePack A/C.
The objective is not only to take into account accurately the characteristics of attics into building simulation programs, but also to study the effects of the attic temperature and ventilation rates on the energy demands and thermal comfort of the building.
PALO -- Venus Palacio never really liked her attic.
One in five adults questioned had kept items hoping they would gain value and experts say its worth checking your attic for hidden gems.
We'll show you some basics here (Photo 1), but for complete step-by-step detailed information about how to seal attic bypasses, go to thefamilyhandyman.
Vented attic and roof assemblies and crawlspaces have long been standard practice and code requirements in residential construction.
Attics singer Kev Sherry said: "We were keen to do a Christmas single and, with Cerys and Cash for Kids, everything just fell into place.
There are fewer attics and cellars now, mostly turned into apartments in the city.
Temperature histories for various types of roof shingles, wood roof sheathing, rafters, and nonventilated attics were monitored in outdoor attic structures using simulated North American light-framed construction.
HISTORY buffs are being invited to take a peek into the past and join a guided tour of the attics at a historic house near Solihull.