butt against

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v butt against collide violently with an obstacle "I ran into the telephone pole"
    • v butt against lie adjacent to another or share a boundary "Canada adjoins the U.S.","England marches with Scotland"
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Usage

In literature:

Slowly Red Ben pushed forward his rifle, bringing the butt against his shoulder.
"Frank Merriwell's Pursuit" by Burt L. Standish
He came against me full butt, and we both tumbled to the ground headlong together all of a heap.
"The Island Treasure" by John Conroy Hutcheson
His rifle he still carried under his serape, though the butt was now visible below the edge, pressed closely against the calf of his leg.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
Parties with an eczema for management would do well to butt their heads three times against the wall and take note that the wall falls not.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
He had planted the barrel of his musket on the floor, and was leaning his chin against the butt.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
At last, however, he tried a gentle butt one day against the soft side of one of his mates.
"The Tale of Snowball Lamb" by Arthur Bailey
It was the sound of a rifle butt against the door which struck them dumb.
"The Book of All-Power" by Edgar Wallace
If he's up against any danger, I want to butt in.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
The young farmer should be careful that he does not undertake to butt his head against a stone wall.
"The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know" by Thomas Forsyth Hunt
Sir Godfrey sprang into the air, throwing mallet and candle against the wine-butts.
"The Dragon of Wantley" by Owen Wister
Something heavy like the butt of a musket fell against the door, and we started to our feet in an instant.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
Care must be exercised that the butt is not brought against the collar bone.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Then, grasping the butt, he placed the muzzle against his forehead.
"The Sign of the Spider" by Bertram Mitford
At either end of the small inclosure that backed against the butte, two men with Winchesters in their hands bestrode motionless horses.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
If we so elect we may butt out our brains against it, and be none the better off.
"The Doomsman" by Van Tassel Sutphen
In a minute he had a fire started against the butt end of the log.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
They launched infantry attacks against the French between Hill 193 and the Butte de Tahure.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
Cromwell is master of the country, and I am not minded to butt my head against a wall, Brian Buidh.
"Nuala O'Malley" by H. Bedford-Jones
They just let him butt his head against a stone wall.
"Bear Trap" by Alan Edward Nourse
He leaned his rifle against the door-post, drew the revolver and used its butt as a hammer.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
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In news:

MOSCOW – Russia's top investigative agency on Thursday opened a criminal probe against an army soldier accused of sparking a devastating fire at a Russian ammunition depot by dropping a cigarette butt .
When these siblings butt up against each other, it's as if a flare has gone up into the sky, raining heat and light onto the vast plot below.
A woman held against her will for two weeks was found inside the sealed attic of an Oroville home, Butte County sheriff's deputies said Wednesday.
The 5-year-old Chihuahua walked with her head held high as she competed against 24 other creatively decorated canine's during the fourth annual event at the Sutter Buttes Canine Rescue Thrift Store "barking lot" in Yuba City.
OROVILLE — The woman allegedly held hostage in the attic of an Oroville house is now saying she was never held against her will, according to Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey.
Today is national "Kick Butts Day," an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco use.
The famous red rock buttes, mesas, and hoodoos loom imperiously against the saturated blue desert sky, practically daring you to feel significant.
The Lady Scotties faced one of the top basketball teams in the state on Friday, January 19, when they went up against the Sully Buttes Chargers in Onida.
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