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Butterworth

noun
  1. George . 1885–1916, British composer, noted for his interest in folk song and his settings of Housman's poems
  2. Nick . born 1946, English writer and illustrator of children's books, many of which feature Percy, the animal-loving park keeper
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Examples from the Web for butterworth

Historical Examples

  • Butterworth & Co., letter respecting a pretended reviewer, 97.

    Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852

    Various

  • Butterworth knows it better than Goole, and Brigney knows it better than Butterworth.

    The Girl on the Boat

    Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

  • I do think Mrs. Butterworth is rather tiresome, if you mean that.

    A Room With A View

    E. M. Forster

  • Mrs. Butterworth had wanted to see him, and he did not want to be seen.

    A Room With A View

    E. M. Forster

  • Do you not think you have made some mistake, Miss Butterworth?

    That Affair Next Door

    Anna Katharine Green