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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BULLION

To hide the bullion until they could dispose of it they threw it in the lake.

Many a galleon has been looted of ingots and bullion by the 146 old seadogs there.

But it was essential that they should use it soon, as it might be discovered, or the bullion might be removed.

I'll bring some bullion tomorrow morning and exchange it for your currency.

The imports and exports of bullion (uncoined gold) are the real test of exchange.

Gold is mined, and there being no mint, all the bullion is exported.

Good broadcloth in their jackets, and bullion bands on their caps.

A further reward of $1000 will be paid for the recovery of the bullion stolen.

The edges were wrought with seed-pearls, and fringed with Valenciennes lace and bullion.

As for the Landgrave, there was a cool million in bullion in his strongbox.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "uncoined gold or silver," from Anglo-French bullion "bar of precious metal," also "place where coins are made, mint," perhaps, through the notion of "melting," from Old French boillir "to boil," from Latin bullire "boil" (see boil (v.)). But perhaps it is rather from Old French bille "stick, block of wood" (see billiards).

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