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  • n. Plural form of shutter.


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  • One of the window shutters is partly ajar; when the wind picks up it takes to banging against the sill.

    Excerpt: Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie

  • We have hurricane glass now, so my major per-hurricane activity of putting up metal shutters is a thing of the past. Fay

  • The strobes keep flashing; the shutters are a din of clicking.


  • Next to the weaver's shop was a cabinet-maker's, and there the shutters were a light brown.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • On the outside of the shutters are the angel Gabriel and

    The South of France—East Half

  • All the shops fast asleep, with their eyelids closed, that is, their shutters up, all except one establishment, garishly lighted and of defiantly rakish, appearance, with the words

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, September 5, 1891

  • And it is certain that to be off upon a journey with a rucksack strapped upon you at an hour when the butcher boy takes down his shutters is a high pleasure.

    Chimney-Pot Papers

  • In this quarter, on the polling-day, the police were in strong force, and the liquor-shops were all closed -- that is, the shutters of those dens of iniquity were up; but as the doors were open there was no difficulty in obtaining strong drink.

    Election Day in New York

  • Go into a room where the shutters are always shut (in a sick room or a bedroom there should never be shutters shut), and though the room be uninhabited, though the air had never been polluted by the breathing of human beings, you will observe a close, musty smell of corrupt air, of air i.e. unpurified by the effect of the sun's rays.

    Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not

  • At the first corner of the latter stands a small semi-castellated edifice, with the colours of the canton on the window-shutters, which is now in some way occupied for public purposes, and which formerly was the residence of the bailli, or the local governor that Berne formerly sent to rule them in the name of the Burgerschaft.

    A Residence in France


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  • Some are misunderstanding that shutters means to cease operations. They automatically believe it means for the windows. More research is needed for these people with a dictionary.

    December 15, 2009