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Butt on   /bət ɑn/   Listen
Butt on

verb
1.
Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary.  Synonyms: abut, adjoin, border, butt, butt against, edge, march.  "England marches with Scotland"






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"Butt on" Quotes from Famous Books



... glided away from Harold's side. He fancied that she had sought a place of safety, and rejoiced thereat; but in a moment she reappeared. She carried a shot-gun in her hands, and when she reached his side she rested the butt on the ground ...
— Stories by English Authors: Ireland • Various

... a million dollars. Not very bulky, either—in large bills! Five thousand hundred-dollar bills would make half a million. It was astonishing how small a hand bag, say, might hold a fortune! "Wot fer, Slimmy?" he inquired again, wiggling his cigarette butt on his tongue tip. "Wot'd ...
— The Adventures of Jimmie Dale • Frank L. Packard

... was accosted by Bacri the Jew—a convenient butt on whom to relieve himself; for the despised Israelites were treated with greater indignity in Algiers at that time than perhaps in any ...
— The Pirate City - An Algerine Tale • R.M. Ballantyne

... forgotten window, and so break in upon us. Our numbers are too few for the defence of every point, and the men complain that they can nowhere show themselves, but they are the mark for as many arrows as a parish-butt on a holyday even. Front-de-Boeuf is dying too, so we shall receive no more aid from his bull's head and brutal strength. How think you, Sir Brian, were we not better make a virtue of necessity, and compound with the rogues ...
— Journeys Through Bookland - Volume Four • Charles H. Sylvester



Words linked to "Butt on" :   touch, meet, butt against, contact, neighbour, neighbor



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