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  • n  a hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding region; has a flat top and sloping sides
  • n  a town in southwestern Montana; center for mining copper

  • On a butte above New Mexico's Leandro Canyon last week, chilled ob servers fell silent as a voice on the public-address system reached the end of the countdown.
  • Residents of la butte (the hill) are fiercely proud of their village perched atop the city's highest peak.
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  • Doug Church in FOXNews
    We don't know the reason for the requested change to the flight plan,Church said. "We don't know whether weather was a factor in Bozeman. There was no apparent reason given for the change in flight plan from Bozeman to Butte."
  • Brian Schweitzer in MiamiHerald.com
    And I said, 'I want you to listen, I want you to listen close: I'll call you when you're done counting. Now do you understand it?'Schweitzer told the crowd, according to the recording. "And she's from Butte, she understood exactly."
  • Brandi Carlile in Salt Lake Tribune
    I'm already a fan of Red Butte Garden,Carlile said in an interview. "I opened for the Indigo Girls there."

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