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To touch or to lie next to. The term is used in property to determine the obligations of a homeowner or the municipality.


Next to, touching, contiguous. Typically arises in the context of whether property owners have a duty to clean snow, ice, and debris from

the sidewalks abutting their property.
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Eddy then worked with the city administration on refining that proposal and limiting it to only those sidewalks that abut the rear-lot line of any property along a state highway maintained by the state.
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If the amendment proposed by the council is adopted - exempting property owners of the obligation to clear snow or ice from any sidewalk on any city street or state highway that abuts their rear lot line - the city would then have to hire private contractors to do that work, according to Robert L.
Under their proposal, the ordinance would no longer require property owners or occupants to clear snow or ice from any sidewalk on any city street or state highway that abuts the rear-lot line of their property.
Moore wrote, the properties in question abut both Meadow Lane and Pleasant Street and the owners are legally obligated to remove snow from the sidewalks on both streets within 10 hours after a storm, according to the city's snow shoveling ordinance.
It is as if they were buoyed by an invisible body of water in which they bob and dip, bump and abut, overlap and drift apart.
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Animate patterns that suggest flowerlike starbursts, decorative banners, naval flags, colorful sails, and striped swathes of fabric overlap and abut one another in these often rambunctious images.
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Old things suddenly abut new things with surprising appropriateness, or acquire meanings they did not have.