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BUTT. A measure of capacity, equal to one hundred and eight gallons. See Measure.

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replied the captain, his nose growing redder as he gave a smile which showed where two front teeth were missing that had been knocked out by the butt end of a gun at Ismail.
There is no arguing with Johnson," said one of his friends, Oliver Goldsmith, "for when his pistol misses fire he knocks you down with the butt end of it.
So saying he shook his hand from the bridle, struck him roughly on the head with the butt end of his whip, and galloped away; dashing through the mud and darkness with a headlong speed, which few badly mounted horsemen would have cared to venture, even had they been thoroughly acquainted with the country; and which, to one who knew nothing of the way he rode, was attended at every step with great hazard and danger.
A violent blow from the butt end of the musket burst open the lock, two more forced out the bolts, and the broken door fell in.
Certain it is, however, that he rushed forward, prostrated a sturdy Irishman with the butt end of his whip, and found--not indeed hanging on the St.
Near it there is a little chair, and the butt end of a boy's leather long-lashed whip.
The other fellow jumped down and struck him over the head with the butt end of his heavy whip.