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  • n. Plural form of buttery.


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  • And under these rooms, a fair and large cellar, sunk under ground; and likewise some privy kitchens, with butteries and pantries, and the like.

    The Essays

  • The sky was so blue, the sun was so bright, the water was so sparkling, the leaves were so green, the flowers were so lovely, and they heard such singing-birds and saw so many butteries, that everything was beautiful.

    The Child’s Story

  • I found a recipe for it while in England but what I would like to get a recipe for is Rowies or butteries.

    Sticky Toffee Pudding Icecream with Brandy Snaps

  • A veritable witness have you hitherto been, Ishmael; but have a care how you seize the privilege of Jonah alone; the privilege of discoursing upon the joists and beams; the rafters, ridge-pole, sleepers, and under-pinnings, making up the frame-work of leviathan; and belike of the tallow-vats, dairy-rooms, butteries, and cheeseries in his bowels.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • In the months between-country springs and summers-they played with real Spam tins-tanks, tank-destroyers, pillboxes, dreadnoughts deploying meat-pink, yellow and blue about the dusty floors of lumber-rooms or butteries, under the cots or couches of their exile.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • I could pick you up a dozen girls straight along, right out of the pantries and the butteries, right up from the washing-tubs and the sewing-machines, who should be abundantly able to "hoe their row" with them anywhere.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 69, July, 1863

  • Sometimes he wanted coal; sometimes bread and ale; and then Madame Bentley, sending her servant with a snuffbox in token of authority, got from the butteries at the expense of the college a great deal more of these commodities than the college thought that Dr. Bentley ought to require.

    The Common Reader

  • They include an old dining-hall of much picturesqueness, kitchens, pantries, and butteries, some of them only lighted by very narrow windows.


  • And under these rooms, a fair and large cellar sunk under ground; and likewise some privy kitchens, with butteries and pantries, and the like.

    XLV. Of Building

  • Betty had not before seen huge, flagged kitchens, vaulted servants 'halls, stone passages, butteries and dairies.

    The Shuttle

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