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  • n. Plural form of guttering.


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  • We would wander those deserted hives of concrete and steel, making measurements among the brick-ends and gutterings and flues, a companionable, comradely silence between us, like the flow of underground water.

    Joseph O'Connor: 'It was a voice that opened worlds'

  • Roofs and gutterings all around the other sides were clean and repaired.

    The Dreaming Void

  • Beneath the gutterings of spray paint it read, quite clearly, Tampere Street.

    Chase the Morning

  • But beyond this, one finds that the great black stands for candles that burn beside the altars are generally streaked with the wax that has guttered from a dozen flames, and that even the floor is covered with lumps of wax -- the countless stains of only partially scraped-up gutterings of past offerings.

    Normandy, Illustrated, Complete

  • But if there be a spy set, then climb up by the gutterings upon the roof -- Harry Gay has done it many a time -- and you will find a hundred ways of outwitting them and escaping down some back alley.

    Tom Tufton's Travels

  • She calculated on many days of extra hire to look after the condition of the timber in the park, the carriages and the saddlery, and the roofs and gutterings of the hall and the outhouses.

    The Hallam Succession

  • The entrance-hall, in which I now found myself, was of a good size and good proportions; potted plants occupied the corners; the paved floor was soiled with muddy footprints and encumbered with straw; on a mahogany hall-table, which was the only furniture, a candle had been stuck and suffered to burn down -- plainly a long while ago, for the gutterings were green with mould.

    St. Ives, Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England

  • But up above a pane of glass took fire, drops of light trickled down the broad sloping zinc plates to the gutterings; and then, below, a tumultuous city appeared amidst a haze of dancing golden dust.

    The Fat and the Thin

  • They would kiss one another on the edge of the gutterings like sparrows frisking on the house-tops.

    The Fat and the Thin

  • Here and there hang, at an impossible angle, black lava-streams which were powerless to reach the plain: they resembled nothing so much as the gutterings of a candle hardening on the outside of its upright shaft.

    To the Gold Coast for Gold A Personal Narrative in Two Volumes.—Volume I


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