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They stood knee-deep in the clutter and lumber, facing each other abjectly.

He spread a tarpaulin amid the clutter amidships and they sat down.

She was stretching her hand out to Drury, where he lay unconscious, deep in the clutter.

"It'll be a relief for most folks not to have the muss and the clutter," said Ellen's mother.

In the center of the table, surrounded by the clutter, sat an oblong box.

The clutter of gear over to the left wasn't as much of a clutter as it looked.

Proving conclusively that clutter, as to dress, is entirely a matter of value.

A clutter of unwashed dishes were strewed over the red and white tablecloth.

So Dingley cannot write, because of the clutter of new company come to Wexford!

The sense of self ceases to clutter the faculties as we bend and toil.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "to collect in heaps," variant of clotern "to form clots, to heap on" (c.1400); related to clot (n.). Sense of "to litter" is first recorded 1660s. Related: Cluttered; cluttering.

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