Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ledge on the top of a buttery-hatch on which to rest tan-kards.

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Examples

  • Now, sir, ‘thought is free:’ I pray you, bring your hand to the buttery-bar and let it drink.

    Twelfth Night; or, What You Will

  • Now, sir, ‘thought is free: ’ I pray you, bring your hand to the buttery-bar and let it drink.

    Act I. Scene III. Twelfth-Night; or, What You Will

  • Now, sir, 'thought is free:' I pray you, bring your hand to the buttery-bar and let it drink.

    Twelfth Night; or What You Will

  • The Earl of Oxford was High Chamberlain; the Earl of Essex, carver; theEarl of Sussex, sewer; the Earl of Arundel, chief butler; on whom 12 citizens of London did give their attendance at the cupboard; the Earl of Derby, cup-bearer; the Viscount Lisle, panter; the Lord Burgeiny, chief larder; the Lord Broy, almoner for him and his copartners; and the Mayor of Oxford kept the buttery-bar: and Thomas Wyatt was chosen ewerer for for Sir Henry Wyatt, his father.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness A Bibliographical Romance

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