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  • and down-hearted, but full of courage too, on leaving the locksmith’s house made the best of his way to the Crooked Billet, and there inquired for his
    24 KB (4,344 words) - 21:57, 13 April 2012
  • and Ben had brought a great billet of wood, and had laid it artfully on the top of the fire, so that a touch or two of the poker after supper should
    55 KB (10,162 words) - 03:14, 14 April 2012
  • stock of a tree, prob. of Celt. orig., perh. allied to Bole, the trunk of a tree.] Billet-doux, bil-e-dōō′, n. a sweet note: a love-letter. [Fr. billet, a
    85 KB (12,906 words) - 20:49, 28 January 2012
  • Oberlus, of a sultry, cloudy morning, hidden under his shocking old black tarpaulin hat, hoeing potatoes among the lava. So warped and crooked was his
    21 KB (3,517 words) - 02:22, 3 November 2010
  • covered them with a double layer of fat, and laid raw flesh thereon. These they burned on billets of wood stripped of leaves, and the inner parts they
    52 KB (9,659 words) - 18:51, 7 December 2012
  • Crooked Billet is a small place of 10 or 15 houses, tolerably well-built; tavern dirty and extravagant; the people well disposed to take advantage of
    473 bytes (6,919 words) - 13:12, 3 March 2012
  • *bag-ko-, Norse bak, Eng. back. Hence bacach, lame, E. Ir. bacach, W. bachog, crooked. bacag, a fall, tripping; from bac, q.v. bac-mòine, turf-pit or bank
    432 bytes (13,574 words) - 07:50, 16 August 2015
  • bath, and poured in water, and took billets of wood and kindled them beneath it. Then the fire played about the belly of the cauldron, and the water grew
    37 KB (7,067 words) - 17:34, 7 December 2012
  • Parliament, imprisonment without cause shown, billeting of troops, and recourse to martial law in a time of peace. This petition Charles I. would at first
    367 KB (58,804 words) - 16:58, 22 September 2014
  • At 3 p.m. saw something upon the Water, which must either have been a Billet of Wood or a Seal. At Noon a hard gale and Squally, which obliged us to take
    413 bytes (11,838 words) - 04:24, 6 June 2015
  • of drinking the sap. They first cut the roots into billets and then stripped off the bark (sometimes chewing it), and, holding one end of the billet upright
    279 bytes (36,287 words) - 01:42, 31 July 2014
  • unpopular, and upstart: trailing the scent of the scullery behind her. In periods of rest we are billeted in a town of sewage farms, mean streets, and starving
    304 bytes (8,101 words) - 13:52, 13 January 2016
  • such as a Royal Falconer, or a Master of the Buckhounds, or an Assistant-SubInspector he perforce leaves his billet behind; and we wish him bon voyage to
    267 bytes (25,221 words) - 07:52, 28 December 2015
  • the good of their adversaries. Have you an army ready, say you? VOLSCE. A most royal one; the centurions and their charges, distinctly billeted, already
    166 KB (29,121 words) - 01:45, 11 March 2012
  • if it understood. Every bullet has its billet. Course I never could throw anything straight at school. Crooked as a ram's horn. Sad however because it
    89 KB (16,761 words) - 11:20, 16 April 2012
  • been, in a general way, a servant of servants in every quarter of the globe, and had been run out of every billet for utter incompetency; often having
    267 bytes (26,285 words) - 12:18, 24 December 2015
  • then laid the raw flesh upon them. And they roasted them upon leafless billets. Next, having pierced the entrails with spits, they held them over the
    353 bytes (10,417 words) - 16:46, 12 July 2015
  • that some bullets of the volley found their billet. At any rate, sniping from that quarter ceased. I have now given enough description of the work and training
    41 KB (7,683 words) - 12:01, 16 April 2012
  • she was passing, and salute her kindly; an equivalent for a billet-doux, and productive of the same effect. Had not Meta been brought up in a style too
    1 KB (24,270 words) - 14:56, 5 September 2014
  • quarters in the castle of Gloucester, for which a justice of peace might possibly give him a billet. Nor was he moreover free from some uneasy meditations
    147 KB (26,225 words) - 16:05, 1 October 2014

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