at the butt

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  • They were five or six feet through at the butt. Cited from The Bark Covered House, by William Nowlin
  • She started up with her fingers twisted at the butt of her gun. Cited from Riders of the Silences, by John Frederick
  • Many of the spears had a small piece broken off at the butt end. Cited from Wanderings Among South Sea Savages by H. W. Walker
  • It was some eight inches in diameter at the butt and thirty feet long. Cited from In Freedom's Cause, G. A. Henty
  • Very little space is lost at the butt. Cited from Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming, by Ellen Eddy Shaw
  • They started to cut down the trees an' put me at the butt with a fire bran'. Cited from Slave Narratives: Kentucky, by Work Projects Administration
  • I have seen otherwise normal people stupefied beyond expression when at the butt of a rod and line. Cited from Noto/Unexplored Corner of Japan by Percival Lowell
  • It should be about three or more feet in length, and as large as a man's thumb at the butt end. Cited from Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping, by Gibson
  • He was shot at in the water and eventually managed to climb out of the river at the Butt Bridge.
  • It was open only at the butt end. Cited from In the Days of Poor Richard, by Irving Bacheller
  • When she leaned back, felt an ache at the butt of my tongue. Cited from Ulysses, by James Joyce
  • At the butt-end some wild cotton is twisted round, to fit the tube. Cited from Manco, the Peruvian Chief, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • But my great oak -- sturdy, vital, green-five feet thick at the butt. Cited from Complete Prose Works, by Walt Whitman
  • It always seemed to begin at the butt end and would gradually spread over the whole nut and then get inside and spoil it. Cited from Northern Nut Growers Association, 21st Annual Meeting, by Various
  • The tree was about twenty inches through and hollow at the butt, or from the axe-mark down. Cited from The Writings of John Burroughs, John Burroughs
  • Some cigarette receptacles contain unique design features at the butt entry point.
  • The trunk was a full foot through at the butt. Cited from A Walk from London to John O'Groat's, by Elihu Burritt
  • The tree was about twenty inches through and hollow at the butt, or from the ax mark down. Cited from Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes, Etc, by John Burroughs
  • The tree is often flanged at the butt and lower part of the trunk.
  • Not fifty feet away Broken Tooth himself was gnawing at the butt of a tree. Cited from Kazan, by James Oliver Curwood
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