from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Gutters considered as a group.
  • v. Present participle of gutter.
  • adj. flickering and about to be extinguished

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The process of forming into gutters or channels.
  • n. A channel or collection of channels to receive and carry off water.
  • n. Material of wood or metal for gutters or rain-troughs.


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  • We drank rainwater funnelled by guttering from the house roof into a galvanised iron tank.

    Where did the Stormlord come from? at SF Novelists

  • A common problem with scanning an opened book is "guttering", which happens when the spine of the book is not pressed flat enough, and the inside of each page, where it meets the spine, is curved against the glass.

    The Project Gutenberg FAQ 2002

  • If you find this kind of "guttering" regularly in your own scans, where the characters near the spine are not being recognized correctly by your OCR, you need to make sure that your book is down as flat as possible before making a scan.

    The Project Gutenberg FAQ 2002

  • This volume has very little in the way of guttering which is great.

    Anime Nano!

  • ACTPLA general counsel Tony Thew said even though residents in dual occupancies were subject to the same laws as people in multi-unit dwellings, many were unaware they had to set money aside for maintenance, such as guttering repairs.

    The Canberra Times

  • Amy Watson, manager at a women's clothing store, said she'd been outside just prior to the tornado, which sent a tall spiraling cloud cutting across part of the city, and saw the guttering rip off as the twister struck around at around 3pm local time.

    Fatalities as Tornado Hits New Zealand's Auckland

  • For the first time in 80 years, three of the four processions for the end of Holy Week, Semana Santa, were cancelled, thanks to mad billows blowing over every banner and stanchion and cordon, rain guttering from every rooftop, children's fingers growing waxy.

    Wind and heavy rain greet Britons who headed for Spanish sun at Easter

  • There was only the dark and the path, glittering pinkly but dimming like a guttering candle flame.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • But at this late date - at this very late hour - that hope flickers like a small, guttering flame.

    "My sins my own. They belong to me, me."

  • Or was that the flicker of their guttering candle?

    Earl of Durkness


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  • 1) half-round (usually) drainage channel that runs round the edge of a roof etc.

    2) action of a candle, like flickering

    June 20, 2008