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  • n  a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
  • n  misfortune resulting in lost effort or money
    his career was in the gutter
  • n  a worker who guts things (fish or buildings or cars etc.)
  • n  a tool for gutting fish
  • v  burn unsteadily, feebly, or low; flicker
    The cooling lava continued to gutter toward lower ground
  • v  flow in small streams
    Tears guttered down her face
  • v  wear or cut gutters into
    The heavy rain guttered the soil
  • v  provide with gutters
    gutter the buildings

  • His improvised melodies and singing could be as lofty as a moon flight or as low-down as the blood drops of a street thug dying in the gutter.
  • Return to Peyton Place (20th Century-Fox) is a recrawl of the New England gutters so noisomely celebrated by Author Grace Metalious in Peyton Place.
  • After treatment for his ailing sinuses, Joe McCarthy strode out of Bethesda Naval Medical Center one day last week and immediately began splashing around in the political gutter.
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  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in NBC Augusta
    Clinton said, "Today I am challenging Senator Obama to a bowl-off. A Bowling Night. Right here in Pennsylvania. Winner take all. I'll even spot him two frames. It's time for his campaign to get out of the gutter and allow all of the pins to be...
  • Bill Richardson in CNN
    Well, I'm not going to get in the gutter like that,Richardson said. "And you know, that's typical of many of the people around Sen. Clinton. They think they have a sense of entitlement to the presidency."
  • Wesley Autrey in
    He didn't know who I was,said Autrey. "He was incoherent. The train comes and I have to make the decision whether to struggle and try to get him up to the platform or dive for the gutter and just push him back. So my thing was to just push...

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