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John D Salt
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It’s not very helpful to say “me too”, but I think the replies so far have it right.

One also sometimes hears “battened down”, but I think this is from people suffering from a certain confusion of mind between Army and Navy terms, like people who think tanks can train their guns.

And now I’m wondering if the American “buttoned” is an eggcorn for “battened”.

All the best,

John.