from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The spout through which the water from the gutter or eaves of a house passes off.


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  • She did not go in by the front door for obvious reasons, but up the entry down which the open wooden gutter-spout ran, at a convenient height, from the house into the street.

    The Beth Book Being a Study of the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius

  • A defective gutter-spout overhead was the leaking conduit for all the sounds and movement of the countryside.

    Old Junk

  • The marks of blood followed the rail till they reached a gutter-spout; then they went up the gutter-spout.

    The Phantom of the Opera

  • The monster had fled up the gutter-spout like a cat or a convict who -- everybody knew that also -- would scale the very skies, with the help of a gutter-spout ....

    The Phantom of the Opera

  • Only the other night she had had a climbing frenzy, and had slid down the gutter-spout, half for the joy of it, half to tease Margaret, who was in terror till she reached the ground, and then in greater terror when the young gymnast came "shinning" up again, shouting and giggling.

    Three Margarets

  • Think of the bog! oh, Peggy, think of the bog! and the gutter-spout!

    Three Margarets

  • At last I thought of pounding on the gutter-spout, which I did till I roused the landlord.

    The Story of My Life

  • It did not reach the brain, though it knocked her down; but she was still able to climb on her mother's body, and try to defend it, her mouth bleeding like a gutter-spout.

    The Ocean and its Wonders


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