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 for Butter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Butter \But"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buttered (?); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Buttering.]
     1. To cover or spread with butter.
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              I know what's what. I know on which side
              My bread is buttered.                 --Ford.
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     2. To increase, as stakes, at every throw or every game.
        [Cant] --Johnson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Butter \But"ter\ (b[u^]t"t[~e]r), n. [OE. botere, butter, AS.
     butere, fr. L. butyrum, Gr. boy`turon; either fr. boy`s ox,
     cow + turo`s cheese; or, perhaps, of Scythian origin. Cf.
     1. An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by
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     2. Any substance resembling butter in degree of consistence,
        or other qualities, especially, in old chemistry, the
        chlorides, as butter of antimony, sesquichloride of
        antimony; also, certain concrete fat oils remaining nearly
        solid at ordinary temperatures, as butter of cacao,
        vegetable butter, shea butter.
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     Butter boat, a small vessel for holding melted butter at
     Butter flower, the buttercup, a yellow flower.
     Butter print, a piece of carved wood used to mark pats of
        butter; -- called also butter stamp. --Locke.
     Butter tooth, either of the two middle incisors of the
        upper jaw.
     Butter tree (Bot.), a tree of the genus Bassia, the seeds
        of which yield a substance closely resembling butter. The
        butter tree of India is the Bassia butyracea; that of
        Africa is the Shea tree ({Bassia Parkii). See Shea
     Butter trier, a tool used in sampling butter.
     Butter wife, a woman who makes or sells butter; -- called
        also butter woman. [Obs. or Archaic]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Butter \Butt"er\, n.
     One who, or that which, butts.
     [1913 Webster] Butter and eggs

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or
           cream; for cooking and table use
      2: a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head
      v 1: spread butter on; "butter bread"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  161 Moby Thesaurus words for "butter":
     albumen, batter, bedaub, besmear, blandness, blarney, blubber,
     bonnyclabber, breeze, butter up, buttermilk, cataplasm,
     certified milk, cheese, clabber, clay, coat, condensed milk,
     cornstarch, cream, crush, curd, cushion, dab, dairy products, daub,
     dental pulp, dough, down, egg white, eiderdown, enamel, fair words,
     feather bed, feathers, fleece, floss, flue, fluff, foam,
     fulsomeness, gaum, gel, gelatin, get around, ghee, gild, glair,
     glibness, glop, gloss, glue, gluten, goo, gook, goop, gruel, gumbo,
     gunk, half-and-half, heavy cream, honey, honeyed words, incense,
     jam, jell, jelly, jolly, kapok, kid along, lacquer, lay it on,
     lay on, light cream, loblolly, margarine, mash, milk, molasses,
     mucilage, mucus, mush, nonfat dry milk, oil, oiliness, oleo,
     oleomargarine, overdo it, pap, paper pulp, paste, pillow, pith,
     plaster, play up to, plush, porridge, poultice, prime, pudding,
     puff, pulp, pulp lead, pulpwood, puree, putty, rag pulp, raw milk,
     rob, rubber, satin, sauce, semifluid, semiliquid, silk, size,
     skim milk, slap on, slather, smash, smear, smear on, smoothness,
     smugness, soap, soft soap, soft words, soft-soap, soften up, soup,
     sour cream, sponge, spread on, spread with, squash, starch,
     sticky mess, string along, stroke, suaveness, suavity,
     sulfate pulp, sulfite pulp, swansdown, sweet talk, sweet words,
     syrup, tar, thistledown, treacle, unctuousness, undercoat, velvet,
     wax, whey, whipping cream, white lead, wood pulp, wool, yogurt,

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (Heb. hemah), curdled milk (Gen. 18:8; Judg. 5:25; 2 Sam.
     17:29), or butter in the form of the skim of hot milk or cream,
     called by the Arabs kaimak, a semi-fluid (Job 20:17; 29:6; Deut.
     32:14). The words of Prov. 30:33 have been rendered by some "the
     pressure [not churning] of milk bringeth forth cheese."

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