"although but one kind of man was seen to go into it, all kinds and varieties of men came out of it." I am confused with the meaning of the above sentence. Does this sentence mean that all kinds of men would go except one kind and all kinds would come out of it?

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    But is used here with the sense "only" - Only one sort of man went in, many sorts of man came out. – StoneyB on hiatus Jan 26 '19 at 15:09

The word "but" is using in a rather old-fashioned way, meaning "only"

The Wicked Witch had but one eye...

So, "Only one sort of man entered" and "All kinds came out". The meaning is odd, so is probably a metaphor of some kind. But the exact meaning can't be understood without more context.

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