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

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In passing through the gate, the hilt of the lieutenant's sword was caught in the grating and he was obliged to pull off his cloak; in doing so he showed the butt end of his pistols and a ray of the moon was reflected on the shining metal.
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.
Indeed, the program provides treatment and NORTH SOUTH abutments and the butt ends of beams and slabs by applying a suitable product.
The above is a sample list of the sort of items found discarded in the valleys last Sunday when the GE[micro]remelis gathered for a spring-clean before the start of the tourist season, although of course by far the most plentiful items were those casually dropped by smokers: scrunched-up cigarette packets, pieces of the film used to seal them, and enough butt ends to create a paper cabin.
It consisted of three plastic tubes 10 cm long (2) with analysable soil (1), which were densely closed from butt ends and were located between two metal plates (4 and 5), one of them being a heat exchanger or a heater (5).
According to a 1914 patent awarded to George Rheem of Helena, Montana, this item "is to produce novel means for clamping the stalks of vegetation near the butt ends thereof and also at the neck portions thereof just back of the heads, so that the stalks may be tied together in bundles by ribbon or ornamental fastenings, or in any other appropriate way.