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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Butteris  \But"ter*is\,  n.  [The  same  word  as  buttress,  noun  in  a 
  different  application,  F.  bouter  to  push.]  (Far.) 
  A  steel  cutting  instrument,  with  a  long  bent  shank  set  in  a 
  handle  which  rests  against  the  shoulder  of  the  operator.  It 
  is  operated  by  a  thrust  movement,  and  used  in  paring  the 
  hoofs  of  horses.