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butt

1
1. Shooting Archery
a. a mound of earth behind the target on a target range that stops bullets or wide shots
b. the target itself
c. the target range
2. a low barrier, usually of sods or peat, behind which sportsmen shoot game birds, esp grouse

butt

2
1. a large cask, esp one with a capacity of two hogsheads, for storing wine or beer
2. a US unit of liquid measure equal to 126 US gallons

butt

[bət]
(botany)
The portion of a plant from which the roots extend, for example, the base of a tree trunk.
(building construction)
The bottom or cover edge of a shingle.
(design engineering)
The enlarged and squared-off end of a connecting rod or similar link in a machine.
(mining engineering)
Coal exposed at right angles to the face and, in contrast to the face, generally having a rough surface.
(ordnance)
Rear end of the stock of a rifle or other small arm.

butt

1. A short length of roofing material.
2.
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As well as a fire risk, cigarette butts are made from non-biodegradable plastic which can take up to 15 years to break down.
Most water butts have a compatible stand or staging that they come with, otherwise you can easily pick one up.
5 percent of the world's annual brick production incorporated 1 percent cigarette butts, we could completely offset annual worldwide cigarette production.
Butts' nephew suffered a fractured jaw and swelling to the face, and his attacker along with Butts were arrested and charged with affray.
What's more, people who smoke at home and at the office instead of on the street were asked to keep their cigarette butts and bring them over for recycling instead of simply throwing them away.
Constantino Macias Garcia noticed that birds in Mexico City were using old cigarette butts in their nest construction, he hypothesized that the butts might not be all bad.
To make matters worse, lighted cigarette butts flicked into California's dry arid environment can spark deadly and costly wildfires.
According to the Keep Australia Beautiful National Litter Index, smokers left an average of 32 cigarette butts per 1000 square metres around the country during 2009-10.
Butts, 27, also known as Joe, was the company secretary of SOS Master Tickets, which folded three years ago after selling thousands of tickets for concerts, festivals and comedy gigs.
6 billion pounds of cigarette butts end up as litter every year, making the non-biodegradable butt the most littered item around the globe.
Many save their butts for proper disposal, and they have the burn holes in their pockets to prove it.