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Butt

An obsolete measure of volume equivalent to 126 gallons.
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In sand, as well as in other soil, moisture moves from the hot to the cold butt end of a column in the closed system conditions.
Once the center of the timber is marked on the butt end of the log, measure half the diameter of the log and draw a line using a level.
The body t is biased in the butt end with a slight bulge on the mirror side that adds weight so it settles butt first.
Another, simpler method to get the inertia block to shift over is to hold the forearm of the shotgun in your left hand tightly and, with the heel of your right hand, whack the butt end of the recoil pad smartly.
He most likely doesn't know the bayonet end of a rifle from the butt end.
The results further show that the butt-end reducer between the log sorting station and the saw intake has a very negative effect on the fingerprint recognition rate, but that significant improvements in the recognition rate can be achieved by excluding the section of the log's butt end that is affected by the butt-end reduction.
They will spy on office workers nipping out for a quick ciggie and pounce with their fixed penalty tickets as soon as the butt end touches the pavement.
In the '90s stretch of a time line featured in the handy primer Art Since 1960, the steady march of minimovements--YBA, "art post-medium," "live art," "context art"--is rudely interrupted by an upstart newcomer, "abject/slacker art." As the volume's author, Michael Archer, plots it, the tendency first showed up at the butt end of the '80s and burned out by about '96, though the influence of its lax affect is felt still.
He kicked the animal on the mouth and then beat it severely with the butt end of his whip.
He fled when he was challenged and the couple went inside, but later Thompson turned up and threatened Mr Jakeman with the butt end of a broken snooker cue.
"Once again, I check the acorn end for smoothness and roundness then the butt end is placed into a chuck machine which gives it its rounded bottom.