gutter

Part of speech: verb

To form a channel in; become channeled.

Part of speech: noun

A channel to carry off rain water, as along the eaves of a house or at the side of a road; a trench; trough.

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Usage examples "gutter":

  1. What wonder that the decent clothes to which they looked forward turned out to be the uniform of the organization which had picked them up from the gutter! - "The Social Work of the Salvation Army", Edwin Gifford Lamb.
  2. He smoked thoughtfully and swept the stone gutter, towards the other end of the courtyard. - "The Heart of Rome", Francis Marion Crawford.
  3. The roof of one house just touched the roof of the next one, with only a rain- water gutter between them. - "Stories from Hans Andersen", Hans Christian Andersen.