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  • noun Plural form of batten.

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Examples

  • At this time of year, as the legal community battens down the hatches against recession, and law students gaze over the desolate, frigid waste of their summer employment prospects, some might be tempted to give in to despair and seek alternative employment.

    Potential Career Alternative : Law is Cool

  • For roofing iron, the addition of extra purlins or battens and additional screws is a further benefit.

    Cyclone Yasi: Queensland takes stock of damage

  • It is a parasitic growth that battens on the capitalist class.

    Chapter 7: The Bishop's Vision

  • The buildings—a main house, a guest house and a garage—are clad in vertical bleached-cedar battens and clapboard, resulting in an unusual, gridlike effect that was inspired by traditional architecture in the Japanese cities of Kyoto and Kanazawa.

    Simple Shapes on Shelter Island

  • The buildings—a main house, a guest house and a garage—are clad in vertical, bleached cedar battens and clapboard, resulting in a gridlike effect that was inspired by traditional architecture in the Japanese cities of Kyoto and Kanazawa.

    Shelter Island Compound

  • A recent institution in a town where ration cards and war were a not very distant memory, it stood in forlorn darkness, large pieces of board crisscrossed with battens of two-by-two covering the wide window space.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • Floods and transport chaos as UK battens down the hatches

    Weatherwatch: Travellers' plans disrupted by snow and storms

  • She rolls me back into my original position and battens me down with the blunt ends of her fingers.

    Veracity

  • I like the idea of some new Wright Legos -- how about thin flat spacers to create reverse battens, clerestory windows, Johnson Wax tube windows and columns, urns and statues to plug in on the hardscape?

    Do LEGOs Have The Wright Stuff?

  • Removed wallboards and most of the battens it was nailed to.

    Running-free week

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