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Clutter  n.  
A confused collection; hence, confusion; disorder; as, the room is in a clutter. "He saw what a clutter there was with huge, overgrown pots, pans, and spits."
Clatter; confused noise.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Clutter" Quotes from Famous Books

... contrast's wall Is down, and all opposed things flow together Into a vast monotony, where night And day, and frost and thaw, and death and life, Are synonyms. What now—what now to me Are all the jabbering birds and foolish flowers That clutter up the world? You were my song! Now, let discord scream! You were my flower! Now let the world grow weeds! For I shall not Plant things above your grave—(the common balm Of the conventional woe for its own wound!) Amid sensations rendered negative ...
— Renascence and Other Poems • Edna St. Vincent Millay

... water, but don't vote for it. Oh, that's a big help." He rummaged through the clutter on his desk and came up with a crude chart. ...
— The Plague • Teddy Keller

... Mr. Lockhart pointed out, 'is not to the Tale of a Tub, but to the History of John Bull' (part ii. ch 12 and 13). Jack, who hangs himself, is however the youngest of the three brothers of The Tale of a Tub, 'that have made such a clutter in the work' (ib. chap ii). Jack was unwillingly convinced by Habbakkuk's argument that to save his life he must hang himself. Sir Roger, he was promised, before the rope was well about his neck, would break in and ...
— Life Of Johnson, Vol. 2 • Boswell

... And lotus pink and white— We didn't dare to say a word But we wished with all our might, For how could we manoeuvre The submarine we've got, If they go and clutter up the place With ...
— The Smiling Hill-Top - And Other California Sketches • Julia M. Sloane

... exhibit equal capacities to bear out the original. Yet in this instance, if the translation be faithful, it is clearly, but not, to our apprehension, elegantly done. I am apprehensive that the language generally has a strong tendency to repetition and redundancy of forms, and to clutter up, as it were, general ideas with particular meanings. At three o'clock I went to dine with Mr. Siveright, at the North West Company's House. The party was large, including the officers from the garrison. Conversation took a political ...
— Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers • Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

... creature go to the stoves to illuminate his muzzle with a cowsherd or to buy winter-boots, and that the sergeants passing by, or those of the watch, happen to receive the decoction of a clyster or the fecal matter of a close-stool upon their rustling-wrangling-clutter-keeping masterships, should any because of that make bold to clip the shillings and testers and fry the wooden dishes? Sometimes, when we think one thing, God does another; and when the sun is wholly set all beasts are in the shade. Let me never be believed again, if I do not gallantly ...
— Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. • Francois Rabelais

... a unifying force inside the frontiers of the 140 nations that presently litter and clutter the earth. Beyond each frontier, however, nationalism has become one of the most divisive sources of misunderstanding, controversy, disruption and conflict presently cursing mankind. In the exercise of ...
— Civilization and Beyond - Learning From History • Scott Nearing

Words linked to "Clutter" :   radar echo, disorder, muddle, smother, disturbance, clutter up, make full, mare's nest, fuddle, interference, rummage, welter, jumble, disorderliness, fill, fill up, noise, unclutter

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