Shutters


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Shutters

Protective covering for the outside of windows; lou-vered shutters are used for ventilation.

Shutters

 

metal, reinforced-concrete, or wooden beams arranged in sets and designed to close off the opening of a water passage in a hydraulic engineering installation. Beams placed horizontally one on top of the other form a wall, which serves as the movable part of the gate that is usually used during construction or repair of an installation. Shutters may also be used as permanent gates in irrigation, flooding, and drainage systems.

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But to the great astonishment of D'Artagnan, the shutter remained closed.
This idea, however simple it may now seem, escaped the police for the same reason that the breadth of the shutters escaped them - because, by the affair of the nails, their perceptions had been hermetically sealed against the possibility of the windows having ever been opened at all.
Then when you hear him retire for the night, you must open the shutters of your window, undo the hasp, put your lamp there as a signal to us, and then withdraw quietly with everything which you are likely to want into the room which you used to occupy.
From beneath the half-raised shutters of the bungalow other bowmen did effective service in greater security, and after the first assault, Mugambi withdrew his entire force within the building.
I drew back the little shutter from the peephole in the wall, and looked through it.
The lower shutters would not be closed at that hour; and if they were, she could lay her hand on the Bible, in its place on the parlor book-shelf, in the dark.
In the meanwhile, Turlington barred the window shutters of the room, and looked at his watch.
Eugenie ordered the porter to put down the portmanteau, gave him some pieces of money, and having rapped at the shutter sent him away.
Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore; Not the least obeisance made he; not an instant stopped or stayed he; But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -- Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -- Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
At this moment, the shutter of a window opened, and disclosed the sallow face and the dark eyes of the young man, who with intense interest watched the scene which was preparing.
A second door, leading from the bed-chamber into the yard, was locked; and the wooden shutter protecting the one window of the room was carefully barred.
It had a wide door in front and a broad shutter at each side.