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bute

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

Bute

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(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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(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 ?
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.
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.
sq: Butes, it is said, was a son of Poseidon: so Hesiod in the "Catalogue".
One was intended to represent the Earl of Bute, who was supposed to have advised the king to tax America.
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.
If the old gardens of the Butes when they lived in Cardiff Castle were their gift to the people of the city, then the restoration has been in keeping with their gift in that it has succeeded in opening up the parklands for more to enjoy.
The the Bute And even as the boy screamed, I couldn't avoid the thought that Bute Park is incredible - and, more to the point, that Cardiff council and the Heritage Lottery Fund have never been praised highly enough for it.
For modern Cardiff, the most important castle residents were the Butes, who catapulted Cardiff into the industrial revolution and helped to consolidate an enduring historical legacy.
Sadly, now, a half-forgotten figure in our town's history, but in his time a giant to rank with any of the Butes or the coal and shipping tycoons.
I learned about the influence the Butes had on certain designed landscapes.
Mr Williams added that the Butes - one of the richest families in Europe - loved spending Christmas in Cardiff.
Brendan Bute has joined National- Standard Company (Amex: NSD) as District Sales Manager for Welding Products.