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Bat·ten

(bat'ĕn),
Frederick E., British ophthalmologist, 1865-1918. See: Batten-Mayou disease, Batten disease.
References in classic literature ?
You see, when we discovered the fire, we battened down immediately to suffocate the fire.
The brain had its own food on which it battened, and the imagination, made grotesque by terror, twisted and distorted as a living thing by pain, danced like some foul puppet on a stand and grinned through moving masks.
They were driven below into the 'tween- deck and battened down from the very start.