As big as a Dorchester butt. Very corpulent, like the
butts of Dorchester. Of Toby Filpot it is said:
His breath-doors of life on a sudden were shut,
And he died full as big as a Dorchester butt.
O'Keefe: Poor Soldier.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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