in on 'm, an' then I butted
in on them an' poked a few.
Didn't the full-rigged ship, the whaler Essex, sink off the west coast of South America, twelve hundred miles from the nearest land for the small boats to cover, and all because of a big cow whale that butted
her into kindling-wood?
I'd just come in from a run and was passing the time of day with her--I had to be polite, even if she had butted
in on me and come to live in my house for keeps-- when I saw a queer expression come into her eyes.
The broaden- ing waters flowed through a mob of wooded islands; you lost your way on that river as you would in a desert, and butted
all day long against shoals, trying to find the channel, till you thought yourself bewitched and cut off for ever from everything you had known once--some where--far away--in another existence perhaps.
Barely were the words out of my mouth when I stubbed my toe on some obstacle, pitched forward, and butted
my head into something that FELT very much like a door.