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  • adj. That which abuts or serves as an abutment.
  • v. Present participle of abut.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

abut +‎ -ing


  • On either side of the hall, and on either side of the portico, were apartments like those already described as abutting on the same portions of the older palace, differing from them chiefly in being larger and more numerous.

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  • Alexandria requires business owners and residents to clear sidewalks "abutting" their property within 24 hours after a storm has ended or face a $50 fine.

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  • "abutting" residential property and specifies that "no collective shall be located on a lot … across the street or alley from … a residentially zoned lot or a lot improved with residential use."

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  • In the 1880s the brothers set up the Cosgriff Sheep Company, buying vast acreage in Wyoming, especially land abutting the open range Red Desert, regarded as superior sheep grazing ground.

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  • I admired a property to the southeast abutting another part of the forest until I learned it was a major revving-up zone for snowmobiles in winter, and I saw overpriced sage-land steppe, then some sloping land so high an oxygen mask would have been useful.

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  • When Wyoming was still a territory a titled Scotsman who had everything owned the Sand Creek Cattle and Land Company ranch abutting what is now Bird Cloud.

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  • The only part of the country that experienced an uptick in insurgent activity over the past year, he said, is eastern Afghanistan, particularly the provinces of Wardak and Logar abutting Kabul and the Pakistani frontier belt south of Khost.

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  • But the owners of properties abutting public alleys claim a right to six feet of land measured out from their buildings, and they will typically seek payment in exchange for keeping parking spaces clear during filming.

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  • From her top-floor studio in a warehouse abutting the Brooklyn Bridge, Ms. Mensch has, since the late '70s, snapped the waterfront in all its grit and glory.

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  • Frey noted that whites are dwindling not only in the inner suburbs abutting the District but also in neighboring counties such as Anne Arundel and Howard.

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