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Butt

An obsolete measure of volume equivalent to 126 gallons.
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Now," quoth he, "my bow and eke mine arrows are as good as shine; and moreover, I go to the shooting match at Nottingham Town, which same has been proclaimed by our good Sheriff of Nottinghamshire; there I will shoot with other stout yeomen, for a prize has been offered of a fine butt of ale.
The dandy's toe strayed privily to feel out the butts of the Sniders under the green leaves, and Ishikola was loth to depart.
If any of you should hunger, remember Rowena has food if you should thirst, she has many a butt of wine and brown ale and if the Normans drive ye from these walks, Rowena has forests of her own, where her gallant deliverers may range at full freedom, and never ranger ask whose arrow hath struck down the deer.
Then he was given a lodge to keep, exactly as he had feared upon the island; and he still lives, a great favourite, though something of a butt, with the country boys, and a notable singer in church on Sundays and saints' days.
One of the Nautilus men gave me a simple gun, the butt end of which, made of steel, hollow in the centre, was rather large.
As it slipped from my hand, I had to butt in the dark with my head--I could hear the Morlock's skull ring--to recover it.
The butt end of the musket hovered over his head, and he could scarcely restrain himself from closing his eyes, when with one bound Guiche reached the Spaniard and placed a pistol at his throat.
Nature had made him a butt, but had denied him insensibility.
Bilibin and the rest of "ours" burst out laughing in Hippolyte's face, and Prince Andrew saw that Hippolyte, of whom- he had to admit- he had almost been jealous on his wife's account, was the butt of this set.
Captain Doane climbed even higher, seating himself on the stump of the foremast with legs a-straddle of the butt of the foretopmast.
A DISHONEST Gain was driving in its luxurious carriage through its private park, when it saw something which frantically and repeatedly ran against a stone wall, endeavouring to butt out its brains.
There were marks of an axe and of woodpeckers on the butt.