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 Meanings and Examples of BUTTER
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butter
 n.  oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by churning
Classic Sentence: (64 in 5 pages)
1  While Gerald launched forth on his news, Mammy set the plates before her mistress, golden-topped biscuits, breast of fried chicken and a yellow yam open and steaming, with melted butter dripping from it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  In her large black hands was a tray upon which food smoked, two large yams covered with butter, a pile of buckwheat cakes dripping syrup, and a large slice of ham swimming in gravy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  Beef, pork and butter cost thirty-five dollars a pound, flour fourteen hundred dollars a barrel, soda one hundred dollars a pound, tea five hundred dollars a pound.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
4  The garden with its rows of corn, bright-yellow squash, butter beans and turnips was well weeded and neatly fenced with split-oak rails.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
5  "There's more ways of killing a cat than choking him to death with butter," giggled Melanie when the whiskered old man had thumped down the stairs.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
6  "Gimme the butter, Carrie," was Kennicott's comment.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
7  Least of all, did Flask presume to help himself to butter.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
8  It is sweet as early grass butter in April.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 97. The Lamp.
9  In the first place, the amount of butter, and Texel and Leyden cheese consumed, seems amazing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 101. The Decanter.
10  Peter, his companion, was a very different sort of fellow; short, bow-legged, and as fat as butter.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: V
11  The milk was good for Pavel, who was often sick, and he could make butter by beating sour cream with a wooden spoon.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: V
12  Even on the hottest afternoons the cottonwoods made a rustling shade, and the air smelled of popcorn and melted butter, and Bouncing Bets wilting in the sun.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VIII
13  She had milk and cream cheese to sell, and bread and butter.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXVI
14  Shove in the canoe nigher to the land, Uncas; this sand will take a stamp as easily as the butter of the Jarmans on the Mohawk.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
15  A long table, on which stood an urn, plates and cups, cakes and bread and butter, stretched across one end.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
Example Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  The mobile phone business was actually his bread and butter.
2  Beat the butter and sugar together and slowly add the eggs.
3  The bank has to butter up investors because it is in a fiercely competitive market.
4  Beat the butter and sugar; then blend in the egg.
5  Separate off the top of the cream and use it to make butter.
6  Hard words break no bones, fine words butter no parsnips.
7  Foods that contain only medium levels of sodium are bread, cakes, milk, butter and margarine.
8  The cost of butter quadrupled and bread prices increased by a factor of five.
9  Fine words butter no parsnips.
10  Use a low-fat spread instead of butter.
11  You can leave the butter out of this recipe if you're on a low-fat diet.
12  Butter to butter is no relish.
13  You can substitute oil for butter in this recipe.
14  They revealed a solution to reduce Europe's butter mountain.
15  Eric earned his bread and butter as a bookkeeper, but added a little jam by working with a dance band on weekends.