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To Abu't. v.n. obsolete. [aboutir, to touch at the end, Fr.] To end at, to border upon; to meet, or approach to, with the particle upon.

                  Two mighty monarchies,
Whose high upreared and abutting fronts
Perilous the narrow ocean parts asunder.
Shakesp. Henry V.

In entering the same, we will first pitch at the Looes, two several corporations, distinguished by the addition of east and west, abutting upon a navigable creek, and joined by a fair bridge of many arches. Carew's Survey of Cornwall.

Sources: Carew, Thomas (36) · Shakespeare's Henry V (66)

Attributes: French (385) · Verb Neuter (131)

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