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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 968 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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STOREY (equivalents are Fr. etage, Ital. piano, Ger. Stock), the term in architecture given to the floor of a building, and employed generally when referring to a number of floors one above the other; thus a building may be of two, three or more storeys high. It used to be applied to a series of apartments on one floor, which are now generally known as a flat. " Storey " or " story " is from O. Fr. estoree, building, estorer, to build, equip, furnish, store, from Lat. staurare, only seen in compound instaurare, to repair, restore, ultimately from root sta, to stand. " Story," a tale or narrative, is a shortened form of " history."
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