A*loft" (?; 115), adv. [Pref. a- +
loft, which properly meant air. See Loft.]
1. On high; in the air; high above the ground.
"He steers his flight aloft." Milton.
2. (Naut.) In the top; at the mast head, or
on the higher yards or rigging; overhead; hence (Fig. and Colloq.), in or
A*loft", prep. Above; on top of.
Fresh waters run aloft the sea.