Careful Words

butter (n.)

butter (v.)

  I never thrust my nose into other men's porridge. It is no bread and butter of mine; every man for himself, and God for us all.

Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616): Don Quixote. Part i. Book iii. Chap. xi.

Besides, they always smell of bread and butter.

Lord Byron 1788-1824: Beppo. Stanza 39.

  She brought forth butter in a lordly dish.

Old Testament: Judges v. 25.

  I won't quarrel with my bread and butter.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745): Polite Conversation. Dialogue i.

  The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart.

Old Testament: Psalm lv. 21.

She looketh as butter would not melt in her mouth.

John Heywood (Circa 1565): Proverbes. Part i. Chap. x.

  She looks as if butter wou'dn't melt in her mouth.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745): Polite Conversation. Dialogue i.