- I was opposite Mr. Rood's gambling- house, which was shuttered tight, and looked as blank as the rest, with only the slatted half- doors of the bar and the dark spaces above and below them to suggest that it had an inside. - "The Other Side of the Door", Lucia Chamberlain.
- She examined the slatted box- where the mother hen ran to and fro, with clucking wings- and gave her some fresh water and looked in the row of nests along the side of the shed, and took out a handful of eggs, carrying them in wide- spread, careful fingers. - "Mr. Achilles", Jennette Lee.
- The slatted light from the shutters cast its way across my chest as I tried to struggle up with my left arm, and then it all went black. - "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom", Cory Doctorow.