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Re: Antonym for balcony
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2012, 08:20:56 PM »
Technically I guess it could be called a 'landing.' However, I usually think of a landing as the area below the stairway. Just checked my dictionary: 'An intermediate platform in a staircase.' Landing doesn't fit in with the vernacular I'm using though.

Yes, catwalk is where yo are when looking down over the first floor. So whatever word that is opposite of that is what I'm looking to find.  :(

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Re: Antonym for balcony
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2012, 08:22:01 PM »
Floor

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Re: Antonym for balcony
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2012, 08:23:10 PM »
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That's called a casino pit or pit.

Thanks Wolfe, that word will fit...pit. Now it even makes the 'viper pit' even more appropriate  ;)

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Re: Antonym for balcony
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2012, 08:25:30 PM »
Yes Skip, I though of first floor, lower floor, but it just didn't have the sound I wanted. However, it is accurate and descriptive.

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Re: Antonym for balcony
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2012, 08:26:47 PM »
In many grand houses the landing is not just the intermediate area for turning corners, but the space between the top floor's walls where the railed staircase forms a hall/corridor for the rooms off that floor. :-[

Think of terrific staircases that sweep down and when you look up there can be many folk draped over the banister rail watching what's happening below.

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Re: Antonym for balcony
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2012, 08:31:15 PM »
How about -- Spur-Galley  ;D

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Re: Antonym for balcony
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2012, 08:35:20 PM »
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How about -- Spur-Galley

That is a good option also, but the saloon is actually in 1876 Deadwood and most of the patrons were miners coming in after their panning and sluicing. Usually walking and without a horses (most).

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Re: Antonym for balcony
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2012, 08:42:11 PM »
'Spittoon-Alley'  ;D

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Re: Antonym for balcony
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2012, 08:46:02 PM »
 ;D   and there are spittoons  ;)

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Re: Antonym for balcony
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2012, 09:02:44 PM »
How about 'Whiskey-Tenor' or 'Mash-House-Parlor'  ;D okay, I'll stop.

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Re: Antonym for balcony
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2012, 09:11:03 PM »
 ;D ;D

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Re: Antonym for balcony
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2012, 09:27:05 PM »
Thanks for all the input and loosening the gears in my head. The 'sounding board' concept worked well !!!!!!

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Re: Antonym for balcony
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2012, 06:43:35 AM »
apron? [for the protruding upper ledge] :-\

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Re: Antonym for balcony
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2012, 09:39:46 AM »
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apron? [for the protruding upper ledge]

That would be OK for the upper part, but not sure it would work for the lower part ?

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Re: Antonym for balcony
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2012, 10:15:55 AM »
I'm not getting a clear picture here, is this inside the building or outside in front of it?