upper storey


upper storey
upper storey or (esp in N American) upper story noun
1. Any storey above the first floor
2. The brain (slang)
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upper story or upper storey,
Humorous. the head as the seat of the mind or intellect; wits: »

He's not overburthen'd i' th' upper storey (George Eliot).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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