Definition of Butments

1. Noun. (plural of butment) ¹



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Definition of Butments

1. butment [n] - See also: butment

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Butments

butlerage
butlerages
butlered
butleries
butlering
butlerite
butlerless
butlerlike
butlerly
butlers
butlership
butlery
butles
butling
butment
butments (current term)
butoconazole
butoh
butopyronoxyl
butorphanol
butorphanol tartrate
butoxamine
butoxamine hydrochloride
butoxide
butoxides
butoxy
butoxyethanol
butriptyline
butriptyline hydrochloride

Literary usage of Butments

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1. A Pedestrian Tour of Two Thousand Three Hundred Miles in North America: To by Philip Stansbury (1822)
"When told of these remaining butments, I expected. to find them substantially constructed ... Judging from the butments, the undertaking must have been airy ..."

2. A Treatise on the Improvement of Canal Navigation: Exhibiting the Numerous by Robert Fulton (1796)
"... and the weight which the butments will have to refill ... and that at much lefs expence than butments and piers could be ..."

3. A Manual of Mining: Based on the Course of Lectures on Mining Delivered at by Magnus Colbjørn Ihlseng, Eugene Benjamin Wilson (1908)
"The butments receive the force of the water, and prevent the latter from being ... In some pumps the butments are movable and are arranged to be pushed back ..."

4. The political and miscellaneous works of Thomas Paine by Thomas Paine (1819)
"... yielding and pressing up of the wood, and which corresponds to the giving way of the butments, so generally fatal to stone arches, would have upon this. ..."

5. Memoirs of the Life of Thomas Paine: With Observations on His Writings by W. T. Sherwin (1819)
"The arch having thus gained nearly a solid bearing on the wood and the butments, and the days beginning to be warm, and the nights continuing to be cool, ..."

6. Bedd Gelert: Its Facts, Fairies, & Folk-lore by DAVID ERWYD. JENKINS, William (Bleddyn) Jones (1899)
"Three of the butments remain, but they differ nothing from Llyn ... dozens of other mortarless butments of comparatively recent bridges. ..."

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