butt

(redirected from butter)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to butter: shea butter
See: abut, border, bound, collide, jostle, object, strike, target

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

References in classic literature ?
Hetty blushed a deep rose-colour when Captain Donnithorne entered the dairy and spoke to her; but it was not at all a distressed blush, for it was inwreathed with smiles and dimples, and with sparkles from under long, curled, dark eyelashes; and while her aunt was discoursing to him about the limited amount of milk that was to be spared for butter and cheese so long as the calves were not all weaned, and a large quantity but inferior quality of milk yielded by the shorthorn, which had been bought on experiment, together with other matters which must be interesting to a young gentleman who would one day be a landlord, Hetty tossed and patted her pound of butter with quite a self-possessed, coquettish air, slyly conscious that no turn of her head was lost.
It requires dough and a pat of butter, and a rolling-pin," said Anna Maria, considering Tom Kitten with her head on one side.
said the dairyman, who held in his left hand a wooden slice on which a lump of butter was stuck.
And everybody runs to see, and she snatches off my hat, and out comes the bread and what was left of the butter, and she grabbed me, and hugged me, and says:
There is a butter mine just at the opposite side of the village.
The March Hare took the watch and looked at it gloomily: then he dipped it into his cup of tea, and looked at it again: but he could think of nothing better to say than his first remark, `It was the BEST butter, you know.
I don't mind about the butter," she said, "and I--I'm sorry he hurt you
She spread jam for him and cut up the bread and butter into convenient slices for him to eat.
The milk was good for Pavel, who was often sick, and he could make butter by beating sour cream with a wooden spoon.
Their way of dressing their meat, an European, till he hath been long accustomed to it, can hardly be persuaded to like; everything they eat smells strong and swims with butter.
It's really delightful to feel worried because butter has gone up five cents a pound.
Bolter having had his laugh out, took a series of large bites, which finished his first hunk of bread and butter, and assisted himself to a second.