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    Bill - (n.) A beak, as of a bird, or sometimes of a turtle or other animal.
    Bill - (v. i.) To strike; to peck.
    Bill - (v. i.) To join bills, as doves; to caress in fondness.
    Bill - (n.) The bell, or boom, of the bittern
    Bill - (n.) A cutting instrument, with hook-shaped point, and fitted with a handle; -- used in pruning, etc.; a billhook. When short, called a hand bill, when long, a hedge bill.
    Bill - (n.) A weapon of infantry, in the 14th and 15th centuries. A common form of bill consisted of a broad, heavy, double-edged, hook-shaped blade, having a short pike at the back and another at the top, and attached to the end of a long staff.
    Bill - (n.) One who wields a bill; a billman.
    Bill - (n.) A pickax, or mattock.
    Bill - (n.) The extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke.
    Bill - (v. t.) To work upon ( as to dig, hoe, hack, or chop anything) with a bill.
    Bill - (n.) A declaration made in writing, stating some wrong the complainant has suffered from the defendant, or a fault committed by some person against a law.
    Bill - (n.) A writing binding the signer or signers to pay a certain sum at a future day or on demand, with or without interest, as may be stated in the document.
    Bill - (n.) A form or draft of a law, presented to a legislature for enactment; a proposed or projected law.
    Bill - (n.) A paper, written or printed, and posted up or given away, to advertise something, as a lecture, a play, or the sale of goods; a placard; a poster; a handbill.
    Bill - (n.) An account of goods sold, services rendered, or work done, with the price or charge; a statement of a creditor's claim, in gross or by items; as, a grocer's bill.
    Bill - (n.) Any paper, containing a statement of particulars; as, a bill of charges or expenditures; a weekly bill of mortality; a bill of fare, etc.
    Bill - (v. t.) To advertise by a bill or public notice.
    Bill - (v. t.) To charge or enter in a bill; as, to bill goods.
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    Acockbill - (adv.) Hanging at the cathead, ready to let go, as an anchor.
    Acockbill - (adv.) Topped up; having one yardarm higher than the other.
    Antibillous - (a.) Counteractive of bilious complaints; tending to relieve biliousness.
    Babillard - (n.) The lesser whitethroat of Europe; -- called also babbling warbler.
    Bank bill - () In America (and formerly in England), a promissory note of a bank payable to the bearer on demand, and used as currency; a bank note.
    Bank bill - () In England, a note, or a bill of exchange, of a bank, payable to order, and usually at some future specified time. Such bills are negotiable, but form, in the strict sense of the term, no part of the currency.
    Billed - (imp. & p. p.) of Bill
    Billing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bill
    Billage - (n. / v. t. & i.) Same as Bilge.
    Billard - (n.) An English fish, allied to the cod; the coalfish.
    Billbeetle - (n.) Alt. of Billbug
    Billbug - (n.) A weevil or curculio of various species, as the corn weevil. See Curculio.
    Billboard - (n.) A piece of thick plank, armed with iron plates, and fixed on the bow or fore channels of a vessel, for the bill or fluke of the anchor to rest on.
    Billboard - (n.) A flat surface, as of a panel or of a fence, on which bills are posted; a bulletin board.
    Bill book - () A book in which a person keeps an account of his notes, bills, bills of exchange, etc., thus showing all that he issues and receives.
    Bill broker - () One who negotiates the discount of bills.
    Billed - (a.) Furnished with, or having, a bill, as a bird; -- used in composition; as, broad-billed.
    Billet - (n.) A small paper; a note; a short letter.
    Billet - (n.) A ticket from a public officer directing soldiers at what house to lodge; as, a billet of residence.
    Billeted - (imp. & p. p.) of Billet
    Billeting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Billet
    Billet - (v. t.) To direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge. Hence: To quarter, or place in lodgings, as soldiers in private houses.
    Billet - (n.) A small stick of wood, as for firewood.
    Billet - (n.) A short bar of metal, as of gold or iron.
    Billet - (n.) An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood either square or round.
    Billet - (n.) A strap which enters a buckle.
    Billet - (n.) A loop which receives the end of a buckled strap.
    Billet - (n.) A bearing in the form of an oblong rectangle.
    Billets-doux - (pl. ) of Billet-doux
    Billet-doux - (n.) A love letter or note.
    Billethead - (n.) A round piece of timber at the bow or stern of a whaleboat, around which the harpoon lone is run out when the whale darts off.
    Billfish - (n.) A name applied to several distinct fishes
    Billfish - (n.) The garfish (Tylosurus, / Belone, longirostris) and allied species.
    Billfish - (n.) The saury, a slender fish of the Atlantic coast (Scomberesox saurus).
    Billfish - (n.) The Tetrapturus albidus, a large oceanic species related to the swordfish; the spearfish.
    Billfish - (n.) The American fresh-water garpike (Lepidosteus osseus).
    Billhead - (n.) A printed form, used by merchants in making out bills or rendering accounts.
    Bill holder - () A person who holds a bill or acceptance.
    Bill holder - () A device by means of which bills, etc., are held.
    Billhook - (n.) A thick, heavy knife with a hooked point, used in pruning hedges, etc. When it has a short handle, it is sometimes called a hand bill; when the handle is long, a hedge bill or scimiter.
    Billiard - (a.) Of or pertaining to the game of billiards.
    Billiards - (n.) A game played with ivory balls o a cloth-covered, rectangular table, bounded by elastic cushions. The player seeks to impel his ball with his cue so that it shall either strike (carom upon) two other balls, or drive another ball into one of the pockets with which the table sometimes is furnished.
    Billing - (a. & n.) Caressing; kissing.
    Billingsgate - (n.) A market near the Billings gate in London, celebrated for fish and foul language.
    Billingsgate - (n.) Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language; vituperation; ribaldry.
    Billion - (n.) According to the French and American method of numeration, a thousand millions, or 1,000,000,000; according to the English method, a million millions, or 1,000,000,000,000. See Numeration.
    Billmen - (pl. ) of Billman
    Billman - (n.) One who uses, or is armed with, a bill or hooked ax.
    Billon - (n.) An alloy of gold and silver with a large proportion of copper or other base metal, used in coinage.
    Billot - (n.) Bullion in the bar or mass.
    Billow - (n.) A great wave or surge of the sea or other water, caused usually by violent wind.
    Billow - (n.) A great wave or flood of anything.
    Billowed - (imp. & p. p.) of Billow
    Billowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Billow
    Billow - (v. i.) To surge; to rise and roll in waves or surges; to undulate.
    Billowy - (a.) Of or pertaining to billows; swelling or swollen into large waves; full of billows or surges; resembling billows.
    Billposter - (n.) Alt. of Billsticker
    Billsticker - (n.) One whose occupation is to post handbills or posters in public places.
    Billy - (n.) A club; esp., a policeman's club.
    Billy - (n.) A slubbing or roving machine.
    Billyboy - (n.) A flat-bottomed river barge or coasting vessel.
    Billy goat - () A male goat.
    Bluebill - (n.) A duck of the genus Fuligula. Two American species (F. marila and F. affinis) are common. See Scaup duck.
    Boatbill - (n.) A wading bird (Cancroma cochlearia) of the tropical parts of South America. Its bill is somewhat like a boat with the keel uppermost.
    Boatbill - (n.) A perching bird of India, of the genus Eurylaimus.
    Broadbill - (n.) A wild duck (Aythya, / Fuligula, marila), which appears in large numbers on the eastern coast of the United States, in autumn; -- called also bluebill, blackhead, raft duck, and scaup duck. See Scaup duck.
    Broadbill - (n.) The shoveler. See Shoveler.
    Brown bill - () A bill or halberd of the 16th and 17th centuries. See 4th Bill.
    Cockbill - (v. t.) To tilt up one end of so as to make almost vertical; as, to cockbill the yards as a sign of mourning.
    Crane's-bill - (n.) The geranium; -- so named from the long axis of the fruit, which resembles the beak of a crane.
    Crane's-bill - (n.) A pair of long-beaked forceps.
    Crookbill - (n.) A New Zealand plover (Anarhynchus frontalis), remarkable for having the end of the beak abruptly bent to the right.
    Crossbill - () A bill brought by a defendant, in an equity or chancery suit, against the plaintiff, respecting the matter in question in that suit.
    Crossbill - (n.) A bird of the genus Loxia, allied to the finches. Their mandibles are strongly curved and cross each other; the crossbeak.
    Deshabille - (n.) An undress; a careless toilet.
    Dishabille - (n.) An undress; a loose, negligent dress; deshabille.
    Duckbill - (n.) See Duck mole, under Duck, n.
    Duck-billed - (a.) Having a bill like that of a duck.
    Duck's-bill - (a.) Having the form of a duck's bill.
    Duebill - (n.) A brief written acknowledgment of a debt, not made payable to order, like a promissory note.
    Embillow - (v. i.) To swell or heave like a ///// of the sea.
    Flatbill - (n.) Any bird of the genus Flatyrynchus. They belong to the family of flycatchers.
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    Bill - n. Slang = *old bill. [diminutive of william]
    Bill - —n. 1 statement of charges for goods or services. 2 draft of a proposed law. 3 poster, placard. 4 programme of entertainment. 5 us banknote. —v. 1 send a statement of charges to. 2 put in the programme; announce. 3 (foll. By as) advertise as. [medieval latin bulla seal]
    Bill - —n. 1 bird's beak. 2 narrow promontory. —v. (of doves etc.) Stroke bills. bill and coo exchange caresses. [old english]
    Bill - n. 1 hist. Weapon with a hooked blade. 2 = *billhook. [old english]
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    Bar billiards - n.pl. Form of billiards with holes in the table.
    Billabong - n. (in australia) backwater of a river. [aboriginal]
    Billboard - n. Large outdoor advertising hoarding.
    Billet - —n. 1 a place where troops etc. Are lodged. B order to provide this. 2 colloq. Job. —v. (-t-) (usu. Foll. By on, in, at) quarter (soldiers etc.). [anglo-french diminutive of *bill1]
    Billet - n. 1 thick piece of firewood. 2 small metal bar. [french diminutive of bille tree-trunk]
    Billet-doux - n. (pl. Billets-doux) often joc. Love-letter. [french, = sweet note]
    Billhook - n. Pruning tool with a hooked blade.
    Billiards - n. 1 game played on a table, with three balls struck with cues. 2 (billiard) (in comb.) Used in billiards (billiard-ball). [french: related to *billet2]
    Billion - adj. & n. (pl. Same or (in sense 3) -s) 1 a thousand million (109). 2 (now less often) a million million (1012). 3 (in pl.) Colloq. A very large number (billions of years). billionth adj. & n. [french]
    Billionaire - n. Person who has over a billion pounds, dollars, etc. [after *millionaire]
    Bill of exchange - n. Written order to pay a sum of money on a given date to the drawer or to a named payee.
    Bill of fare - n. Menu.
    Bill of lading - n. Detailed list of a ship's cargo.
    Billow - —n. 1 wave. 2 any large mass. —v. Rise, fill, or surge in billows. billowy adj. [old norse]
    Billposter - n. (also billsticker) person who pastes up advertisements on hoardings.
    Billy - n. (pl. -ies) (in full billycan) austral. Tin or enamel outdoor cooking-pot. [perhaps from aboriginal billa water]
    Billy - n. (pl. -ies) (in full billy-goat) male goat. [from the name billy]
    Clean bill of health - n. Declaration that there is no disease or defect.
    Cranesbill - n. Wild geranium.
    Crossbill - n. Finch with a bill with crossed mandibles for opening pine cones.
    Déshabillé - n. (also déshabille, dishabille) state of partial undress. [french, = undressed]
    Dishabille - var. Of *déshabillé.
    Duckbill - n. (also duck-billed platypus) = *platypus.
    Handbill - n. Printed notice distributed by hand.
    Hill-billy - n. Us colloq., often derog. Person from a remote rural area in a southern state.
    Hill-billy - n. Us colloq., often derog. Person from a remote rural area in a southern state.
    Hornbill - n. Bird with a hornlike excrescence on its large curved bill.
    Old bill - n. Slang 1 the police. 2 a policeman.
    Playbill - n. Poster advertising a play.
    Private bill - n. Parliamentary bill affecting an individual or corporation only.
    Private member's bill - n. Bill introduced by a private member, not part of government legislation.
    Razor-bill - n. Auk with a sharp-edged bill.
    Rockabilly - n. Rock and roll combined with hill-billy music.
    Spoonbill - n. Wading bird with a broad flat-tipped bill.
    Treasury bill - n. Bill of exchange issued by the government to raise money for temporary needs.
    Waybill - n. List of passengers or parcels on a vehicle.

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