- gutter ball,
- gutter fracture,
- gutter press,
- gutter wound,
Origin of guttering
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of gutter
Examples from the Web for guttering
The warm lights that once rounded off our world so completely are betrayed for what they are, smoky and guttering candles.The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
"We call it our 'strength of mind' test," explained President Agnes, blowing out the guttering candles.The Jolliest School of All|Angela Brazil
Only from the door issued the light, and she saw that a guttering tallow candle was set there on the floor.In the Roar of the Sea|Sabine Baring-Gould
The candle was guttering on a small table upon which, to my astonishment, a Bible lay open.Lost Man's Lane|Anna Katharine Green
There was only the guttering candle in the gin bottle to give light.The White Moll|Frank L. Packard
- the space between two pages in a forme
- the white space between the facing pages of an open book
- the space between two columns of type
Word Origin for gutter
late 13c., "watercourse, water drainage channel along the side of a street," from Anglo-Norman gotere, from Old French guitere, goutiere (13c., Modern French gouttière) "gutter, spout" (of water), from goute "a drop," from Latin gutta "a drop." Meaning "furrow made by running water" is from 1580s. Meaning "trough under the eaves of a roof to carry off rainwater" is from mid-14c. Figurative sense of "low, profane" is from 1818. In printers' slang, from 1841.
late 14c., "to make or run in channels," from gutter (n.). In reference to candles (1706) it is from the channel that forms on the side as the molten wax flows off. Related: Guttered; guttering.
see in the gutter.