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

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Because Hayden Butte was a natural spot for visitors to hike, the need to protect the site became even more urgent.
The second most visible butte in the city, Belle Butte is located along a freeway curve and in full view of two major resorts.
Cyprus acquired Sierrita from Duval Corp in April, 1986, and leases Twin Buttes under a 15-year agreement entered into in March 1988.
The complete Cyprus Sierrita Corporation mining potential currently comprises three open pits at Sierrita - Sierrita, Esperanza and Ocotillo - two pits at Twin Buttes - West and East - and future possible underground operations at Twin Buttes.
Two naturalist organizations have contracted with landowners to lead groups on hikes in the buttes. Besides helping you spot and identify the diverse wildlife, the expert guides provide insights into man's impact.
"Studying these buttes up close has given us a better understanding of ancient sand dunes that formed and were buried, chemically changed by groundwater, exhumed and eroded to form the landscape that we see today," said Vasavada.
"Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes has provided much needed support in several areas benefiting the women and children residing in our shelter program," said Teri Hauser, Chief Advancement Officer for the Sojourner Center.
McChesney ran in the first "Storm the Butte" race in 1973, a 2-mile scramble to the top of Spencer Butte, and has missed only two races in the Butte to Butte's history - once when he was invited to a July Fourth 10K in Ashland, and once after the Achilles injury.
Buttes began studying the offshore area in 1968 on the basis of a deal signed with Sharjah.
Anadarko Petroleum (Andarko) (NYSE: APC ), a United States-based independent oil and gas exploration and production company, has identified a reserve of 2.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas at the Greater Natural Buttes field southeast of Vernal.
My America, Heritage Dictionary says that a mesa is a broad, flat-topped elevation with one or more cliff-like sides, common in the Southwest United States, and that the word is Spanish, meaning 'table.' A butte is defined as 'a hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding area, has sloping sides and a flat top,' and the word derives from the old French word meaning 'mound behind targets.' I can't help wondering--what targets?
The best description of Butte quartz is that of Smith (1941).