from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Butler, Benjamin Franklin 1818-1893. American army officer and politician. His harsh rule as military governor of New Orleans (May-December 1862) led to charges of corruption and Butler's removal. He later opened the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson (1868).
- Butler, Nicholas Murray 1862-1947. American educator who advocated peace through education. He shared the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize.
- Butler 1, Samuel 1612-1680. English poet remembered primarily for his three-part work Hudibras (1663-1678), a venomous mock-heroic satire on the Puritans.
- Butler 2, Samuel 1835-1902. British writer best known for The Way of All Flesh (1903), a semiautobiographical novel satirizing family life in mid-Victorian England.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An English and Irish occupational surname for someone who was a butler or wine servant.
- proper n. An Anglicized form of the French surname Boutilier, of similar derivation.
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Still, Sunday evening being an excellent one for conference purposes generally in the world of politics, he was not without the thought that some one or other of his distinguished confreres might call, and when the combination footman and butler announced the presence of Butler and his son, he was well pleased.
Introduction by H.F. Jones, all in typewriting and MS. James Butler and these letters are referred to in the _Life of Dr. Butler_, and also in the _Memoir_ of Butler.
Amy Butler is a creative designer known for her sophisticated yet relaxed modern approach to printed fabrics and products for home, fashion and craft.
Even though Duke had to withstand Butler's last-second heave that would have changed the outcome, the Blue Devils took pride in Butler's previous possession when Duke came up with a defensive stop.
Once again Butler took the hole shot up the 5 percent paved opener and led a strung-out group onto the grass.
And the brutal facts of slavery and of the human spirit's adaptation to it pretty much speak for themselves; at least, they do when Butler is describing them.
Henry Butler is a prolific scholar and widely recognized as a pioneer in the development of law and economics.
General Butler is still known in New Orleans as “Spoons Butler”, for his inordinate predilection for collecting the silver dinnerware of the occupied town.
My guest review of Dawn by Octavia E. Butler is up at Color Online today.
The NCAA championship game between Duke and Butler is expected to be the final one before the field is expanded to 96 teams next year.