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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.


(computer science)
A programming instruction that causes data to be written from computer storage into a file.


Athletics a throw or cast, esp in putting the shot


In programming, a request to store the current record in an output file. Contrast with get.
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The only meaningful differences between spenders and savers are for putting off a major purchase (a difference of nine percentage points) and putting off furthering their education (a five-point difference), where spenders say they have engaged in those actions significantly more often than those who enjoy saving more.
According to the NAEA, there is a danger that people will try to save a few thousand pounds by putting off buying a house until a firm decision has been made.
The agency has also made $5 million in cuts to administrative departments, including $274 million from the CEO's office as well as deferring some construction work and putting off mechanical work on 20 older buses in the fleet.
Homeowner Sarah Davies, who lives in Canton, Cardiff, said her neighbour's messy back garden was putting off buyers.
JOHN'S, NL -- The Supreme Court of Newfound and Labrador backed the provincial government in using a financial crisis to justify putting off pay equity payments to female health-care workers, even though the move violated their equality rights.
Diplomatic sources said the United States and other principal member countries in the 36-member IAEA governing board cited the growing crisis over weapons inspections in Iraq in putting off a decision on a formal IAEA governing board meeting.
Koizumi said to reporters that he told Financial Services Minister Hakuo Yanagisawa in a meeting Friday morning he has no intention of putting off imposition of the per-bank refund limit of 10 million yen per depositor which the government will refund at a failed bank.
For example, to avoid putting off your workouts, concentrate on just getting to the gym, not on completing every step of your full 90-minute exercise routine.
The next time you're floating around your pool, pina colada in hand, you should rest assured that putting off that lawn mowing isn't the only way you're cutting down on energy.
Least common actions for both groups are putting off marriage, forgoing a job they would otherwise have accepted and moving in with family members.