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

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It's the Napoleon bust business again," said Lestrade.
It all seems to centre round that bust of Napoleon which I bought for this very room about four months ago.
Are you coming with us to see the remains of your bust, Mr.
The spat where the fragments of the bust had been found was only a few hundred yards away.
The possession of this trifling bust was worth more, in the eyes of this strange criminal, than a human life.
But I wish to call your attention very particularly to the position of this house, in the garden of which the bust was destroyed.
Barnicot's bust was broken not far from his red lamp.
Sherlock Holmes and I walked together to the High Street, where we stopped at the shop of Harding Brothers, whence the bust had been purchased.
The cast was taken in two moulds from each side of the face, and then these two profiles of plaster of Paris were joined together to make the complete bust.
It was a bust of Napoleon, like the one which we had seen that morning, and it had been broken into similar fragments.
And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted -- nevermore!
And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadows on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted--nevermore!