butt end

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  • These came so close to us, that we could reach them with the butt-end of a gun. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 19, No. 535
  • He was close to her, but he offered her the butt-end of the weapon. Cited from The White Sister, by F. Marion Crawford
  • When he told him he started to hit him with the butt end of the gun he was wearing. Cited from Slave Narratives; Arkansas, Pt. 1, by Work Projects Administration
  • I laid it down and threatened them with my butt end. Cited from The Ivory Trail, by Talbot Mundy
  • He stands with both hands on a rifle, whose butt end is on the ground.
  • The master of the dog asked him why he had not rather struck the dog with the butt-end of his weapon? Cited from The Jest Book, by Mark Lemon
  • As he spoke he carelessly ran the butt end of his rifle under the bed! Cited from The Hunted Outlaw, by Anonymous
  • If cut off hot, be sure to heat the butt end slowly and thoroughly in a clean fire. Cited from The Working of Steel, by Fred H. Colvin and A. Juthe
  • 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
  • One second more, and the butt-end would have come whizzing down. Cited from Men in War, by Andreas Latzko
  • It is the butt-end of the gun as the son stood listening. Cited from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Doyle
  • One of the others aimed a blow at me, with the butt end of his gun. Cited from Through Three Campaigns, by G. A. Henty
  • The other fellow jumped down and struck him over the head with the butt end of his heavy whip. Cited from Dracula, by Bram Stoker
  • They went under the butt-end of the grave. Cited from Joe Wilson and His Mates, by Henry Lawson
  • I seized hold of the butt-end and lifted it up. Cited from Dick Onslow, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Sir Richard had hold of the butt end of his revolver then. Cited from Peter Ruff and the Double Four, by Oppenheim
  • Before he had finished it my uncle had struck him with the butt end of the torch on the mouth. Cited from The Man From the Clouds, by J. Storer Clouston
  • The police agent showed the butt-end of his pistol and said "Thus." Cited from The History of a Crime, by Victor Hugo
  • Scarcely a window pierced its narrow butt-end, four stories high, under which the steps wound. Cited from True Tilda, by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [AKA: "Q"]
  • The butt end of the weapon is held with one hand, while the other hand is further down the middle or just above the other end.
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