(Gut) n. [OE. gut, got, AS. gut, prob. orig., a channel, and akin to geótan to pour. See FOUND
1. A narrow passage of water; as, the Gut of Canso.
2. An intenstine; a bowel; the whole alimentary canal; the enteron; (pl.) bowels; entrails.
3. One of the prepared entrails of an animal, esp. of a sheep, used for various purposes. See Catgut.
4. The sac of silk taken from a silkworm for the purpose of drawing it out into a thread. This, when dry,
is exceedingly strong, and is used as the snood of a fish line.
Blind gut. See CÆcum, n. (b).
(Gut), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gutted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gutting.]
1. To take out the bowels from; to eviscerate.
2. To plunder of contents; to destroy or remove the interior or contents of; as, a mob gutted the house.
Tom Brown, of facetious memory, having gutted a properAddison.
name of its vowels, used it as freely as he
(||Gut"ta) n.; pl. GuttÆ [L.]
1. A drop.
2. (Arch.) One of a series of ornaments, in the form of a frustum of a cone, attached to the lower part
of the triglyphs, and also to the lower faces of the mutules, in the Doric order; called also campana,
Gutta serena [L., lit. serene or clear drop] (Med.), amaurosis. Guttæ band> (Arch.), the listel or
band from which the guttæ hang.
(Gut"ta-per`cha) n. [Malay gutah gum + pertja the tree from which is it procured.] A
concrete juice produced by various trees found in the Malayan archipelago, especially by the Isonandra,
or Dichopsis, Gutta. It becomes soft, and unpressible at the tamperature of boiling water, and, on cooling,
retains its new shape. It dissolves in oils and ethers, but not in water. In many of its properties it resembles
caoutchouc, and it is extensively used for many economical purposes. The Mimusops globosa of Guiana
also yields this material.
(Gut"tate) a. [L. guttatus. Cf. Gutty.] Spotted, as if discolored by drops.
(Gut"ta*ted) a. [See Guttate.] Besprinkled with drops, or droplike spots. Bailey.
(Gut"ta*trap) n. The inspissated juice of a tree of the genus Artocarpus (A. incisa, or breadfruit
tree), sometimes used in making birdlime, on account of its glutinous quality.
(Gut"ter) n. [OE. gotere, OF. goutiere, F. gouttière, fr. OF. gote, goute, drop, F. goutte, fr. L.
1. A channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the rain; an eaves channel; an eaves trough.
2. A small channel at the roadside or elsewhere, to lead off surface water.
Gutters running with ale.Macaulay.
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