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What I like about Mr. Fleurant, my apothecary, is that his bills are always civil.

The big fellows at the clubs always had a wad and peeled off bills like skin off an onion.

You pay the girls out of this, and I'll look after the other bills.

She's the one who looked after the housekapin' and paid the bills.

She had seen the little roll of bills in her mother's pocketbook.

The bills said it was a London company, but I don't believe that was true.

In those days men fastened their letters and receipts and bills with wax.

Cut off the bills and split the heads; and cut the necks and gizzards into mouthfuls.

Get everything you need, and plenty of it, and have the bills sent to me.

Duncan extended the bills, then on second thought withheld them.

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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