cockloft


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a small loft or garret

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After opening with a description of how he had jumped from his ship into a mudhole surrounded by a herd of swine, the pseudonymous Jeremy Cockloft focused in 1811 on the port's insalubrious marketplaces and uncomfortable lodgings.
One recent issue detailed the response to a fire in Woodhaven, Queens, in early 2009 in which wind gusting to 55 mph pumped fire through a common cockloft (or void) that ran through 20 wood-framed buildings--one of which, inconveniently, held more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition that began exploding when the flames hit.
The fire extended into the attic and the cockloft, Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Curran said.
At some stage, Brooker-Carey is considering reinstating the large middle gable, thought to be a cockloft for pigeons, in the attic, although he will need at least pounds 20,000 to fund it, and he knows it would be another huge undertaking.
We were in the cockloft attic area, on a catwalk that was two planks wide, about 12 to 14 inches wide," Chief Haley said.