shutter


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shutter 

A device that provides a means (mechanical or electro-optical) for letting a beam of light pass during a given length of time.
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The young woman in the street replied by a single tap, and the shutter was opened a little way.
"You do not know the man at whose shutter you have just knocked?
Some- thing big appeared in the air before the shutter, the rifle went overboard, and the man stepped back swiftly, looked at me over his shoulder in an extraordinary, pro- found, familiar manner, and fell upon my feet.
Now, would you have the kindness to go into your room and bar your shutters?"
The shutters of the front windows were seldom opened.
The house was readily found; for there were still many persons gazing up at the closed shutters, with an objectless curiosity, from the opposite side of the way.
"We are not English," said my companion, watching me helplessly while I threw open the shutters of one of the divisions of the wide high window.
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.
Elizabeth and her friend had not yet lost their senses in sleep, and the howlings of the northwest wind were heard around the buildings, and brought with them that exquisite sense of comfort that is ever excited under such circumstances, in an apartment where the fire has not yet ceased to glimmer, and curtains, and shutters, and feathers unite to preserve the desired temperature.
She closed the shutters, and went back to the bed; and put her Confession in its customary place at night, under her pillow.
Altogether, the operation on the miser's mind was a task that Godfrey would be sure to hand over to his more daring and cunning brother: Dunstan had made up his mind to that; and by the time he saw the light gleaming through the chinks of Marner's shutters, the idea of a dialogue with the weaver had become so familiar to him, that it occurred to him as quite a natural thing to make the acquaintance forthwith.