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Old 06-22-2017, 11:33 AM
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Default Two nations divided by a single language...

Originally Posted by Merry_Olde_Mary View Post
Dear me!

What does "a loft" mean in the UK? If we said the below (from the link) in the US, we might think it was the overhead storage part of a barn...

<< "And so the packaging - which was evidence to convict Dyer of Helena Fry's murder - had likely been kept and stored in the loft since 1896." >>
From Wikipedia:

"A loft can be an upper storey or attic in a building, directly under the roof (US usage) or just a storage space under the roof usually accessed by a ladder (British usage)."

I figured it was in the attic.
Pat D.
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