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Abut  v. i.  (past & past part. abutted; pres. part. abutting)  To project; to terminate or border; to be contiguous; to meet; with on, upon, or against; as, his land abuts on the road.

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"Abut" Quotes from Famous Books

... some part or other. After surveying these articles for some time with no little interest, I passed into the garden, in which there were small parterres of flowers, and two or three trees, and which, where the house did not abut, was bounded by a wall; turning to the right by a walk by the side of the house, I passed by a door—probably the one I had seen at the end of the passage—and arrived at another window similar to that through which I had come, and which ...
— The Romany Rye - A Sequel to 'Lavengro' • George Borrow

... the Meetin' House wuz on me day and night. For workin' on it es I did, all day long, and Josiah a-talkin' abut it till bed time, and I a-dreamin' abut it a sight, that, ...
— Samantha Among the Brethren, Complete • Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)

... number of longitudinal walls in the spandrels, instead of filling them with earth or inferior masonry, as had until then been the ordinary practice. The ends of these walls, connected and steadied by the insertion of tee-stones, were built so as to abut against the back of the arch-stones and the cross walls of each abutment. Thus great strength as well as lightness was secured, and a very graceful and at the same time substantial bridge was provided for ...
— The Life of Thomas Telford by Smiles • Samuel Smiles

... adjustment will produce the beautiful form found in the side-chapels of the Pammakaristos (p. 152), and of S. Saviour in the Chora (p. 310), where the two side lights are covered by half-arches whose crowns abut on the capitals of the shafts, while between and above them rises the semicircular head ...
— Byzantine Churches in Constantinople - Their History and Architecture • Alexander Van Millingen

... whose ortographie may direct your iudgement in this point: for your Trocheus of a long and short ye haue these words ma-ne'r, bro-ke'n, ta-ke'n, bo-die', me-mbe'r, and a great many moe if there last sillables abut not vpon the consonant in the beginning of another word, and in these whether they do abut or no wi-tti'e, di-tti'e, so-rro'w, mo-rro'w, & such like, which end in a vowell for your Iambus of a short and ...
— The Arte of English Poesie • George Puttenham

Words linked to "Abut" :   meet, butt against, march, edge, border, butt, abutment, neighbour

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