from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A boundary; a bound.
  • n. [Cf. butt, n., 5.] A corner of ground.
  • n. A dialectal form of butter, bittern.


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  • The critiques echoed those offered by others in the Democratic Party, including several members of the House, who hosted a pre-buttal conference call mocking Boehner for a lack of substantive ideas for economic recovery.

    Biden Mocks Boehner's Call For Summers' And Geithner's Firing: 'Very Constructive'

  • White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer offered a pre-buttal to the speech, writing on the White House blog that while Boehner's rhetoric "may be new, the ideas remain the same: out-of-control deficits, decreased oversight of the big Wall Street banks that helped create the financial crisis and putting special interests first by maintaining tax loopholes for corporations that ship American jobs overseas."

    Daily Fix Poll: How will Boehner's economic speech play out among voters?

  • Tarullo's pre-buttal -- which sort of asks voters to take a lot on trust (and hey, that's worked for BHO so far!) -- is after the jump.

    Money Changes Everything - Swampland -

  • Whats interesting is that Clinton can't pre-buttal or otherwise stick her nose into this issue.

    Obama To Give Major Speech On Race, Wright

  • As a somewhat long-ish aside, and a pre-buttal to the "Obama's just the same" crowd - As you all know I've been a major critic of Obama's FISA vote.


  • I noez she licks her hol self clenz wif dat veree same tongue, an dat incloods her buttal rejens.

    Cavateez… - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid gave a "pre-buttal" yesterday to Bush's SOTU address next Tuesday night which provided a defensive White House with an opportunity to play a little political offense.

    Bush Playing Politics With The Lives Of Our Soldiers In Iraq

  • Before Bush gives yet another BIG SPEECH about the Iraq disaster, the National Security Network put together a pre-buttal to set the record straight.


  • I guess they called it a ‘Pre-buttal’ because it provided noth Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi with opportunities to makes asses of themselves several days prior to the SOTU.

    Balloon Juice » 2005 » January

  • In their “pre-buttal” to the State of the Union, they promised, among much else, that, according to House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, if they come to power, “every American will have affordable access to broadband within five years.”

    Resist The Pagentry


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