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intransitive verbabutted, abutting
1to abut on sth — lindar con algo
- to abut against / on sth — colindar con algo
- White-painted frame buildings abutting a tree shaded green - this is the object of an enduring collective memory.
- Her (now ex-) husband's family had been farmers on this part of the Chilterns for a couple of generations and the pub abutted their land.
- The six floor apartment building abuts the Fort Hamilton Army Base, a quarter mile away and is at the virtual foot of the Brooklyn side of the Verrazzano Bridge.
- Montgomery County, Maryland, a fast-growing suburban area abutting Washington, D.C., was one of the hotbeds of the postwar cooperative nursery school movement.
- A huge three-story mall abuts the old Menger Hotel, with high skylights and gleaming tile floors.
- Outside the Dakota County Jail in Hastings, expensive town homes abut open fields, and a steady stream of high-end cars makes its way into the bustling strip mall across the street.
- But supposing somebody is in a hotel abutting a public place and insults his wife in a hotel room, that would be an offence under this section, would it not?
- The move involves the north-central area of the township abutting Murrysville.
- The larger is called Packhouse Field, which on its northern boundary abuts the Defendant's land.
- Their house abuts the rare Mexican golf club, where the older boys, Javier and Alejandro, and Lorena and her younger sister, Daniela, putted after dinner in the dark.
- Baloyi works as a gardener at 84 Dundalk Avenue, the house abutting the intersection.
- Three farms abut our little village, and recently all three have come on to the market, the houses available apart from the land.
- Many local forest dwellers and people inhabiting areas abutting forests utilise their traditional skills combined with their knowledge of the interiors of the forests to hunt and set traps for our threatened wildlife.
- I was so amazed and my eyes so confused that finally I had to pull off the freeway and creep slowly into the parking lot of a service station abutting a field.
- With these sites abutting each other and with the appointment of such celebrated architects, it seems likely that a major arts centre is about to be created.
- The constant loud volume isn't a problem out of season, but when summer comes and Nigel and Hermione rent out the cottages abutting their Georgian farmhouse, she has to explain that not everyone likes waking up to ‘Sunshine of Your Love’.
- What remains certain is that the area abutting Clifford's Tower is a mess at present and has been so for years.
- Because the former Canal Zone abuts the old city on the north and west, the growing population was forced to fan out along the bay to the north and east.
- Sentenced to hard labor, most of Angola's lifers work in the fields abutting the Mississippi.
- Exactly behind the new residential buildings abutting the Opera House forecourt is the Tarpeian Way, but the public viewing platform is gone.
2abutting present participlecontiguocolindante
transitive verbabutted, abutting
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