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Bill

1. A statement given buy a seller to a buyer itemizing the sale and demanding payment. A bill may be for the sale of a good or a service. The bill usually states the names of the counterparties, the goods and/or services purchased, and adds any applicable sales tax or VAT. It may also include the terms of sale, especially if it is a credit sale. A bill is also called an invoice. See also: Receipt.

2. Informal for Treasury bill.

bill

1. A Treasury bill.
2. See due bill.

bill

  1. 1a financial instrument, such as a BILL OF EXCHANGE and TREASURY BILL, that is issued by a firm or government as a means of borrowing money.
  2. the colloquial term used to describe an INVOICE (a request for payment for products or services received).
  3. a draft of a particular piece of legislation that forms the basis of an Act of Parliament, such as the Fair Trading Act 1973.
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The source for a billhook as the weapon is unknown.
The Penderels disguised him as a peasant, put a billhook in his hand and tried to teach him how to walk and talk like a labourer.
My son aged three fell in the nettlebed," writes Vernon Scannell who sharpens his billhook and "slashed in fury with it/ Till not a nettle stood upright anymore.
Geoffrey Adams, who was described as suffering from a depressive illness, killed his 52-year-old wife Glenys with a billhook used for trimming hedges in a "gruesome and bizarre" attack, Stafford Crown Court heard.
A husband took his loving wife an early-morning cup of tea, hacked her to death with a billhook as she lay in bed and then called 999 to confess.
A cast of hundreds dressed in authentic 17thcentury costume, complete with replica weapons including cannons, gunpowder-firing muskets, swords and billhooks.
And she shows pupils how to build fires, use saws and billhooks, and compose rap songs, giving them a lifelong love of the outdoors and providing skills for life.
The battle turned into a rout as the French knights in heavy armour were cut down by the English using billhooks and hatchets.
We mere mortals might eventually turn to dust, but our tools and our everyday belongings--whether they are billhooks, tractors or teapots--frequently outlive us.
After two days of using bow saws, billhooks, loppers and square lashings our structure was finished.