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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABUTTED

The cottage that abutted on the churchyard was empty, and no other house stood near.

Opening the door that abutted on to a field beyond, he bade Hogan mount.

At length they paused in front of a chapel that abutted close on to the street.

As he said this we were passing a house the long whitewashed front of which abutted glimmering on the road.

At that moment Napoleon, in a round hat and plain citizen's cloak, turned out of the alley which abutted on the terrace.

He ran down the passage, and found him sure enough at the end of it where it abutted on the street.

With this object in view, we reconnoitred the British cemetery which abutted on the hospital grounds.

He vanished behind a laburnum, and appeared again clambering over a fence that abutted on the open down.

Seeking a willow island which abutted on the channel, we made a tent of the sail and stood the brief storm quite comfortably.

The nave is flanked with the usual aisles, which in turn are abutted with ten chapels on either side.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., "to end at, to border on," from Old French aboter "join end to end, touch upon" (13c.), from à "to" (see ad-) + bout "end" (see butt (n.3)). Related: Abutted; abutting.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.