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Abut

To meet or touch with an end, as on a construction member meeting an adjoining one.

abut

To adjoin at an end; to be contiguous.
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Fouquet was made to wait for a moment on the terrace of which we have spoken, - a terrace which abutted on the little corridor, at the end of which the cabinet of the king was located.
It would have been very helpful to us could we have made friends with them, as their country abutted directly upon that of the Galus.
It was difficult to realise as we looked at the line of fine shops and stately business premises that they really abutted on the other side upon the faded and stagnant square which we had just quitted.
None of the best rooms abutted on the road; and the narrow, heavily-framed old-fashioned windows, never cheerful under any circumstances, looked very dismal, close shut, and with their blinds always drawn down.