(1799-1854) Portuguese poet, novelist, and dramatist. As a liberal, in 1823 he was forced into 14 years of exile. His works, which he saw as a single-handed attempt to create a national literature, include the prose Viagens na Minha Terra/Travels in My Homeland 1843–46 and the tragedy Frei Luis de Sousa 1843.
ETYM Old Eng. garite, garette, watchtower, place of lookout, Old Fren. garite, also meaning, a place of refuge, French guérite a place of refuge, donjon, sentinel box, from Old Fren. garir to preserve, save, defend, French guérir to cure.
1. That part of a house which is on the upper floor, immediately under or within the roof; an attic.
2. A turret; a watchtower.
Room just under the roof of a house; attic.