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variant of PhutPhut
, in the Bible, son of Ham and eponym of an African people. It may also be a region, possibly Punt or Libya, and is perhaps the same as Pul (2.) It also appears as Put.
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the name of certain administrative units, under the jurisdiction of court officials serving the Russian princes. They existed from the 14th to the first half of the 16th century.

The puti supplied the court with various products. There were puti administered by the master of the stables (in charge of the prince’s horses, herds, and pastures), the hunt master (hunting), the falconer (falconry), the master of the table (fishing, orchards, and vegetable gardens), and the master of the cup (beekeeping). These officials, also known as putnye boyars, supervised servants living in the villages of the puti: falconers, gyr-falconers, beaver hunters, wild-hive beekeepers, vegetable and fruit gardeners, and so forth.

The Russian puti are comparable to the Mongol darugi, called dorogi in Russian sources. Although the puti were abolished about the middle of the 16th century, the term was occasionally used until the 17th century.

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(computer science)
A programming instruction that causes data to be written from computer storage into a file.
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Athletics a throw or cast, esp in putting the shot
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In programming, a request to store the current record in an output file. Contrast with get.
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The threetime Senior Open winner shot four birdies on his way to a level-par round of 71 at this stage last year, but Tom Kite's round of 76 put paid to any title aspirations he had.
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The French side had Thomas Lievremont sin-binned in the 70th minute and Cohen's third put paid to any hopes that Biarritz had.
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Serviced floors have put paid to dull expanses of serviced ceilings; and here, ceilings of exposed concrete are coffered raking up to the outer edges to permit more light, the thermal mass of the structure itself designed to modify the climate.