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- v. Present participle of buttle.
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Of some subjects, such as buttling, carpentry, and mending bicycles, it was practical; of others, such as shooting, gardening, and motoring, it was more theoretical.
Whatever buttling book he'd read, he'd skipped the section on closing doors, but it was a stout door and it stood up to it.
You aren't going to hold down this buttling job forever, are you?
And then James comes a buttling in with a lot of sand what the perfessor has baked and made all scientific down in his labertory.
Which brings out harrowin 'tales of war-wrecked homes, where no buttling had been done for months, where chauffeurs and gardeners were only represented by stars on the service flag, and from which even personal maids had gone to be stenographers and nurses.
"I think -- we've -- we've always did our own buttling," she faltered.
"Ask him where this guy was buttling, -- in a bank," says I, "or at the