butt end


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Noun1.butt end - thick end of the handle
rifle butt - the butt end of a rifle
stock - the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock"
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One of the Nautilus men gave me a simple gun, the butt end of which, made of steel, hollow in the centre, was rather large.
From these embers the inspector disinterred the butt end of a green cheque book, which had resisted the action of the fire; the other half of the stick was found behind the door; and as this clinched his suspicions, the officer declared himself delighted.
In the confusion, Colonel O'Fallan snapped a pistol in the face of a brave, and knocked him down with the butt end. The Crows were all in a fury.
At the instant that he felt the spear come away from Ja's hand the creature must have opened his huge jaws to catch me, for when I came down, still clinging to the butt end of the weapon, the point yet rested in his mouth and the result was that the sharpened end transfixed his lower jaw.
It was the wall-like butt end of a huge glacier, which looked down on us from an Alpine height which was well up in the blue sky.
In passing through the gate, the hilt of the lieutenant's sword was caught in the grating and he was obliged to pull off his cloak; in doing so he showed the butt end of his pistols and a ray of the moon was reflected on the shining metal.
"Don't mention it, General, as if I'd be so bold!" replied the captain, his nose growing redder as he gave a smile which showed where two front teeth were missing that had been knocked out by the butt end of a gun at Ismail.
This was the site of the abandoned "shack." The discovery was verified by noting that some of the rotting stumps were hacked all round, in a most unwoodmanlike way, while others were cut straight across, and the butt ends of the corresponding trunks had the blunt wedge-form given by the axe of a master.
After a heavy blow from the "butt end" of the axe, Mr Roy recalled: "I thought I was seriously hurt as I could hear my lung making a gargling sound."
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All that I knew about it was that I got hit on the head with the butt end of a rifle.
I'm in no way condoning his language but I and the rest of the Welsh Nation have been at the butt end of English xenophobia since the creation.