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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOTTOMING

The bark of the elm and bass trees was also used for bottoming chairs.

He was an expert in the art of "bottoming chairs," and he earned many a silver quarter in this way.

They are usually sold in sets of three, known respectively as taper, plug, and bottoming.

It would be difficult to start a bottoming tap into a hole because it would be larger in diameter at its point than the hole.

But I do not pay much regard to the reasons given for not bottoming the new constitution on a better bill of rights.

While concealed, he astonished his good protectress by his ingenuity in bottoming chairs with cane.

I'm quite sure I'll be able to mend any can at the end of a week, but the bottoming of them will take longer.

I consulted the chart, but could find no bottoming ground within fifty miles, a distance which was quite beyond my powers.

Oh, to show this, a priori, by bottoming it in all our faculties and by experience of touching examples!

The discovery of the perforated substance used for bottoming chairs and for other purposes has made its inventor a millionaire.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English botm, bodan "ground, soil, foundation, lowest part," from Proto-Germanic *buthm- (cf. Old Frisian boden "soil," Old Norse botn, Dutch bodem, Old High German bodam, German Boden "ground, earth, soil"), from PIE root *bhu(n)d(h)- (cf. Sanskrit budhnah, Avestan buna- "bottom," Greek pythmen "foundation," Latin fundus "bottom, piece of land, farm," Old Irish bond "sole of the foot"). Meaning "posterior of a person" is from 1794. Bottom dollar "the last dollar one has" is from 1882. Bottom-feeder, originally of fishes, is from 1866.

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