The defects of this method are that the tops are liable to split in the brake and the butts to remain foul.
In 1758 without graduating in arts, and in the following year succeeded his father in the living of Newington Butts in Surrey.
On the continent of Europe osiers or willows are bunched in sizes of one metre in girth at the butts and (except in Belgium) are also sold by weight.
My chief says for us not to break our butts wasting any more time chasing him down.
Thundering with the butts of three clubbed handspikes on the forecastle deck, Daggoo roused the sleepers with such judgment claps that they seemed to exhale from the scuttle, so instantaneously did they appear with their clothes in their hands.
Ath is famous for its gild of archers, whose butts are erected on the plain of the Esplanade in the centre of the town.
Time offence was given to the Puritans by an order that every clergyman should read the Declaration of Sports, in which the king directed that no one should be prevented from dancing or shooting at the butts on Sunday afternoon.
The dead, blind wall butts all inquiring heads at last.
The troops were no longer moving, but stood with the butts of their muskets on the ground.
It was the middle-watch; a fair moonlight; the seamen were standing in a cordon, extending from one of the fresh-water butts in the waist, to the scuttle-butt near the taffrail.