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n. pl. utes Informal
A utility vehicle.


n. pl. Ute or Utes
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting a large area of Colorado, Utah, and northern New Mexico, with present-day populations in northeast Utah and along the Colorado-New Mexico border.
2. The Uto-Aztecan language of the Ute.

[From Utah, Ute Indian, from American Spanish Yuta; akin to Southern Paiute yuuttaci.]
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Some men crowded around him and tried to get him to shut up, but he wouldn't; they told him it would be one o'clock in about fifteen min- utes, and so he MUST go home -- he must go right away.
In about five or ten min- utes here comes Boggs again, but not on his horse.
THE ragged line had respite for some min- utes, but during its pause the struggle in the forest became magnified until the trees seemed to quiver from the firing and the ground to shake from the rushing of the men.
I timed him with a stop watch, and he made 1,244 revolutions in 24 min- utes and 46 seconds.
"You're going to get a bite on the nose in a min- ute! You needn't think that just because the Doctor won't let us give you what you deserve, that you can be as cheeky as you like!"
And invisible to me because it was so remote and small, flying swiftly and steadily towards me across that incredible distance, drawing nearer every min- ute by so many thousands of miles, came the Thing they were sending us, the Thing that was to bring so much struggle and calamity and death to the earth.
Two others remained open-mouthed a whole min- ute, then dashed into the little cabin, to rush out in- continently and stand darting scared glances, with Win- chesters at 'ready' in their hands.
The Utes have only been in the conference since 2011.
Mercedes-Benz, a subsidiary of Daimler AG (NYSE: DAI), is launching three new specially-developed Unimog utes at the Innotrans trade fair in Berlin next month.
Utes put on an in-house trunk show, to showcase their latest collection and introduce their garments to the gentlemen in attendance.
The Lumberjacks entered the game averaging 79.5 points per game but the Utes led the Pac-12 in scoring defense by holding opponents to 56.9.
The research showed that 150,000 craft workers were averaging an extra six hours a week, worth pounds 3,000, and 70,000 plant and machine operatives were doing an additional five hours 36 min utes of unpaid work which should pay them more than pounds 2,000 a year.