Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BUTT, v. Specific Sc. use of St.Eng. butt, to strike, thrust: “to drive at a stone or stones lying near the mark, in curling; so as if possible to push them out of the way” (Gall. 1825 Jam.2). Kcb. 1789 D. Davidson Seasons 167:
Ralph, vexed at the fruitless play, The cockee butted fast.

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