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  • Archie and Tam Dyke in the cock-loft in the gallery.

    Prester John

  • Mr Boffin then put on his hat, and Mrs Boffin her shawl; and the pair, further provided with a bunch of keys and a lighted lantern, went all over the dismal house — dismal everywhere, but in their own two rooms — from cellar to cock-loft.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • A man is a man the world about; the comte felt as any body would feel who finds himself rusting away like an old musket, which has been tossed aside into some miserable cock-loft.

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851

  • This cock-loft and these concealed spaces became receptacles for rubbish and harbors for vermin, both of which were frequent causes of fire.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 647, May 26, 1888

  • The attic was reduced to an approximately square room, by placing sheathing between the columns underneath the sashes, and ceiling underneath the collar beams above; thus forming a cock-loft above and concealed spaces at the sides which diminished the practically available floor space in the attic.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 647, May 26, 1888

  • 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.

    Shakspere, Personal Recollections

  • 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.

    Prester John

  • 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.

    Prester John

  • 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.

    A Pagan of the Hills

  • The door slammed on the time-stricken form, and he was again alone with the storm-demons who now soon grew drowsy and went to sleep, and he himself went to bed, -- and, wrote he, "slept like a postillion in a cock-loft, or a midshipman in the middle-watch."

    James Fenimore Cooper

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