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 for Gutter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gutter \Gut"ter\, v. i.
     To become channeled, as a candle when the flame flares in the
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gutter \Gut"ter\, n. [OE. gotere, OF. goutiere, F. goutti[`e]re,
     fr. OF. gote, goute, drop, F. goutte, fr. L. gutta.]
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     1. A channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the
        rain; an eaves channel; an eaves trough.
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     2. A small channel at the roadside or elsewhere, to lead off
        surface water.
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              Gutters running with ale.             --Macaulay.
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     3. Any narrow channel or groove; as, a gutter formed by
        erosion in the vent of a gun from repeated firing.
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     4. (Bowling) Either of two sunken channels at either side of
        the bowling alley, leading directly to the sunken pit
        behind the pins. Balls not thrown accurately at the pins
        will drop into such a channel bypassing the pins, and
        resulting in a score of zero for that bowl.
     Gutter member (Arch.), an architectural member made by
        treating the outside face of the gutter in a decorative
        fashion, or by crowning it with ornaments, regularly
        spaced, like a diminutive battlement.
     Gutter plane, a carpenter's plane with a rounded bottom for
        planing out gutters.
     Gutter snipe, a neglected boy running at large; a street
        Arab. [Slang]
     Gutter stick (Printing), one of the pieces of furniture
        which separate pages in a form.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gutter \Gut*ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Guttered; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Guttering.]
     1. To cut or form into small longitudinal hollows; to
        channel. --Shak.
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     2. To supply with a gutter or gutters. [R.] --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and
           carries away rainwater [syn: gutter, trough]
      2: misfortune resulting in lost effort or money; "his career was
         in the gutter"; "all that work went down the sewer";
         "pensions are in the toilet" [syn: gutter, sewer,
      3: a worker who guts things (fish or buildings or cars etc.)
      4: a tool for gutting fish
      v 1: burn unsteadily, feebly, or low; flicker; "The cooling lava
           continued to gutter toward lower ground"
      2: flow in small streams; "Tears guttered down her face"
      3: wear or cut gutters into; "The heavy rain guttered the soil"
      4: provide with gutters; "gutter the buildings"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  88 Moby Thesaurus words for "gutter":
     aqueduct, beat, beneath one, bicker, broad, canal, canalization,
     channel, cheap, chute, cloaca, cloaca maxima, coarse, crimp, cut,
     dance, debasing, degrading, demeaning, deplorable, dike,
     disgraceful, ditch, drain, earthy, eaves trough, entrenchment,
     flap, flick, flicker, flip, flit, flitter, flop, flutter, fosse,
     frank, go pitapat, goffer, gross, guide, ha-ha, headchute,
     humiliating, humiliative, infra dig, infra indignitatem, kennel,
     low, moat, opprobrious, outrageous, palpitate, penstock, pentrough,
     piscina, pitiful, pitter-patter, pleat, pulse, rank, raw, sad,
     scandalous, scupper, sewer, shameful, shocking, shoot, sink, slat,
     sluice, sorry, sough, splutter, sputter, sump, sunk fence, throb,
     too bad, trench, trough, unbecoming, uncouth, unworthy of one,
     vulgar, wave, waver

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     Heb. tsinnor, (2 Sam. 5:8). This Hebrew word occurs only
     elsewhere in Ps. 42:7 in the plural, where it is rendered
     "waterspouts." It denotes some passage through which water
     passed; a water-course.
       In Gen. 30:38, 41 the Hebrew word rendered "gutters" is
     _rahat_, and denotes vessels overflowing with water for cattle
     (Ex. 2:16); drinking-troughs.

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