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BILL

Abbreviation for bass increase at low levels , under level.

Bill

(bil),
Arthur H., U.S. obstetrician, 1877-1961. See: Bill maneuver.

bill

(bĭl)
n.
1. A structure projecting from the head of a bird, consisting of the jaws and their horny covering and including the upper and lower mandibles; a beak.
2. A similar horny mouth part, such as that of a turtle.

bill

A proposal for new legislation in Parliament. Most important bills are introduced to Parliament by a government minister and relate to public policy. If the bill is approved by a majority of members of both the House of Commons and House of Lords, it will become an Act of Parliament and the law of the land.

bill

see BEAK.

bill

see beak.
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He remembered going to the garage and getting the billhook and going back with the intention of killing his wife.
He indicated he had used a billhook and the splattering of blood was consistent with a vicious and quite prolonged attack.
RANGER CAMP A PRACTICAL conservation encampment will be held at Yorkswood, Kendrick Avenue B34 from 1pm-3pm tomorrow, featuring pole, lathe and billhooks.
Blacksmith Stephen Mather, 40, of nearby Holbourn Smithy, used more than two tonnes of metal to handcraft longbows, billhooks, arrows, the Flodden Cross, an English rose crest, flag, Lamb of God emblems, the contours of the hills where the battle took place and the crenellations of Barmoor Castle.
As a lightly armored, mobile force, they used swords, hatchets, mallets, and billhooks to stab and beat heavily armored French combatants who were mired in the mud (see Keegan, 2004, for a graphic and earthy account).
Foci were cleaned with long-handled billhooks, vegetation was cut back, 100,000 acres of swampland were drained, and tons of insecticide were spread over the island by aircraft and helicopters (Figure 4).
A TERRIFIED community living in fear of burglars are taking the law into their own hands by arming themselves with pickaxes and billhooks.
But not so long ago it was left to skilled hedge-layers armed with little more than axes, billhooks and perseverance.
The practical effects of these differences are (or were) manifest in all sorts of ways, from the greater variety and excellence of livestock breeds in Britain (until farmers were forced to abandon them) to the comparative clumsiness of traditional implements like mattocks and billhooks in France.
She incorporates disguised literacy and numeracy in exciting challenges of lighting the fire circle, making smores and using saws and billhooks to cut and split wood to make stools.