They can endure exposure without much apparent inconvenience; and though the nature of the food they use is such that they cannot stand absolute privation for any considerable length of time, they can exist for long periods on starvation rations, if eked out with weak soup or buttered tea, which is drunk at frequent intervals.
Cynthia buttered her toast while Dean dribbled orange blossom honey on three leftover rolls from last night's supper.
He watched absently as Carmen buttered another piece of toast.
If he had buttered up to her, it was merely to make his job easier.
She turned on the broiler and buttered some bread.