guttered


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guttered

A term sometimes used to describe a structural framing member (such as a corner post) that is either encased or cut away to disguise its appearance.
References in classic literature ?
On a banister post stood a tallow candle which guttered in the draft.
The light guttered [burned to edges] and went out, leaving the tenement in darkness; but still he slept.
A shallow pool in the guttered depression of an old wheel rut, as from a recent rain, met his eye with a crimson gleam.