Bute


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bute

(bjuːt)
n
(Veterinary Science) slang the drug phenylbutazone, esp when used in the illegal doping of racehorses

Bute

(bjuːt)
n
(Placename) an island off the coast of SW Scotland, in Argyll and Bute council area: situated in the Firth of Clyde, separated from the Cowal peninsula by the Kyles of Bute. Chief town: Rothesay. Pop: 7228 (2001). Area: 121 sq km (47 sq miles)

Bute

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n
(Biography) John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute. 1713–92, British Tory statesman; prime minister (1762–63)

Bute

(byut)

n.
1. Also, Bute•shire (ˈbyut ʃɪər, -ʃər) a historic county in SW Scotland, composed of three islands in the Firth of Clyde.
2. an island in the Firth of Clyde, in SW Scotland: part of the county Bute. 7733; 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km).
References in classic literature ?
One was intended to represent the Earl of Bute, who was supposed to have advised the king to tax America.
Encamping at the west Bute, they found a place swept by the winds, so that it was bare of snow, and there was abundance of bunch grass.
From Godin's River, Captain Bonneville and his followers came out upon the plain of the Three Butes, so called from three singular and isolated hills that rise from the midst.
Close by the name of Sir Pitt Crawley, Baronet (the subject of the present memoir), are written that of his brother, the Reverend Bute Crawley (the great Commoner was in disgrace when the reverend gentleman was born), rector of Crawley-cum-Snailby, and of various other male and female members of the Crawley family.
sq: Butes, it is said, was a son of Poseidon: so Hesiod in the "Catalogue".
The home crowd were getting right behind Romanian-born Canadian Bute, who left DeGale with a cut above his left eye after an accidental head clash.
The 29-year-old DeGale won the title by beating Andre Dirrell on points in May and put the belt on the line against Bute, who was stopped by Carl Froch in 2012.
I said Lucian Bute is a world-class fighter," said DeGale in the ring, moments after his win was announced.
Froch stopped the Canadabased Romanian in five rounds - by way of technical knockout - three years ago to win the IBF super-middleweight crown, the same title DeGale defends when he and Bute go toe-totoe in Quebec on Saturday.
Coinneach, from Johnstone in Renfrewshire, added: "I noticed the sign when I went to Bute for the Highland Games.
Bute was detected in some samples, at the level of four parts per billion (4ppb), when further tests were carried out.
A Quebec native by way of Romania, Bute defeated unbeaten Denis Grachev for the NABF Light Heavyweight championship in front of a sold out crowd at the Bell Centre last November.