EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BILL

When she had gone he picked up an envelope and put a bill inside.

The driver faced the bill toward the nearest street-light and scanned it.

And the undertaker's bill was seven dollars and forty-five cents.

Having paid their bill, they proceeded to the Cassino, where they took their café.

After all, it was not a simple thing to put Bill Dozier off the trail.

Bill had horses which could outrun the fugitive, and why did he not use them?

A telephone message had already told him of the death of Bill Dozier.

He had felt it before, when he watched the posse retreat with the body of Bill Dozier.

"Not the first time Bill Dozier has done it," said Henry calmly.

But as I gather it, after you shot Bill Dozier you simply sat on your horse and waited.

WORD ORIGIN

"written statement," mid-14c., from Anglo-French bille, Anglo-Latin billa "list," from Medieval Latin bulla "decree, seal, sealed document," in classical Latin "bubble, boss, stud, amulet for the neck" (hence "seal;" see bull (n.2)). Sense of "account, invoice" first recorded c.1400; that of "order to pay" (technically bill of exchange) is from 1570s; that of "paper money" is from 1660s. Meaning "draft of an act of Parliament" is from 1510s.

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