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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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WHEN are we about to get rid of this quite useless and costly, not to mention health damaging or at least disconcerting, anachronism of putting the clocks back?
A SURGE in road accidents is anticipated this week as drivers adjust to driving home in the dark after putting the clocks back.
For everyone who ever thinks wistfully about turning back the clock, can I just say that putting the clocks back at the end of British Summer Time - as we do tonight - makes this, for me, one of the most hateful weekends of the year.
NOT putting the clocks back (keeping to Summer Time all year) was tried in the 1960s and was so unpopular that it was abandoned after just two years.
Brian Gidley, Chard, Somerset ?REGARDING the debate about putting the clocks back an hour, why can't Scotland have its own time zone?
Central European Time would mean that rather than reverting to Greenwich Mean Time in October (and putting the clocks back one hour), the clocks would stay one hour ahead until spring, when they would then be put forward another hour in March.

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