(n.) A beak, as of a bird, or sometimes of a turtle or other animal.
(v. i.) To strike; to peck.
(v. i.) To join bills, as doves; to caress in fondness.
(n.) The bell, or boom, of the bittern
(n.) A cutting instrument, with hook-shaped point, and fitted with a handle; -- used in pruning, etc.; a billhook. When short, called a hand bill, when long, a hedge bill.
(n.) A weapon of infantry, in the 14th and 15th centuries. A common form of bill consisted of a broad, heavy, double-edged, hook-shaped blade, having a short pike at the back and another at the top, and attached to the end of a long staff.
(n.) One who wields a bill; a billman.
(n.) A pickax, or mattock.
(n.) The extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke.
(v. t.) To work upon ( as to dig, hoe, hack, or chop anything) with a bill.
(n.) A declaration made in writing, stating some wrong the complainant has suffered from the defendant, or a fault committed by some person against a law.
(n.) A writing binding the signer or signers to pay a certain sum at a future day or on demand, with or without interest, as may be stated in the document.
(n.) A form or draft of a law, presented to a legislature for enactment; a proposed or projected law.
(n.) A paper, written or printed, and posted up or given away, to advertise something, as a lecture, a play, or the sale of goods; a placard; a poster; a handbill.
(n.) An account of goods sold, services rendered, or work done, with the price or charge; a statement of a creditor's claim, in gross or by items; as, a grocer's bill.
(n.) Any paper, containing a statement of particulars; as, a bill of charges or expenditures; a weekly bill of mortality; a bill of fare, etc.
(v. t.) To advertise by a bill or public notice.
(v. t.) To charge or enter in a bill; as, to bill goods.
(1) Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who is also seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, recently proposed a bill that would ease the financial burden of prescription drugs on elderly Americans by allowing Medicare, the national social health insurance program, to negotiate with the pharmaceutical companies to keep prices down.
(2) Of the five committees asked to develop bills, four have completed their work, and the Senate Finance Committee announced today that it will move forward next week.
(3) It helped pay the bills and caused me to ponder on the disconnection between theory and reality.
(4) Now, as the Senate takes up a weakened House bill along with the House's strengthened backdoor-proof amendment, it's time to put focus back on sweeping reform.
(5) Polls indicated that anger over the government shutdown, which was sharply felt in parts of northern Virginia, as well as discomfort with Cuccinelli's deeply conservative views, handed the race to McAuliffe, a controversial Democratic fundraiser and close ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
(6) If we’re waiting around for the Democratic version to sail through here, or the Republican version to sail through here, all those victims who are waiting for us to do something will wait for days, months, years, forever and we won’t get anything done.” Senator Bill Nelson, whose home state of Florida is still reeling from the Orlando shooting, said he felt morally obligated to return to his constituents with results.
(7) In 1986, Bill Heine erected a 25ft sculpture of a shark falling through the roof of his terraced house in Oxford .
(8) Critics of wind power peddle the same old myths about investment in new energy sources adding to families' fuel bills , preferring to pick a fight with people concerned about the environment, than stand up to vested interests in the energy industry, for the hard-pressed families and pensioners being ripped off by the energy giants.
(9) A new bill, to be published this week with the aim of turning it into law by next month, will allow the government to use Britain's low borrowing rates to guarantee the £40bn in infrastructure projects and £10bn for underwriting housing projects.
(10) The committee is chaired by John Thompson, the board's lead independent director, and includes Microsoft founder and chairman, Bill Gates, as well as other board members Chuck Noski and Steve Luczo.
(11) October 27, 2013 7.27pm GMT Around the league And here’s how things look elsewhere, as we head into the fourth quarter: Cowboys 13-7 Lions Browns 17-20 Chiefs Dolphins 17-20 Patriots Bills 10-28 Saints Giants 15-0 Eagles 49ers 35-10 Jaguars 7.25pm GMT End of 3rd quarter: 49ers 35-10 Jaguars The quarter ends with the Jaguars facing a third-and-one at their own 32.
(12) Wharton feared that if his bill had not cleared the Commons on this occasion, it would have failed as there are only three sitting Fridays in the Commons next year when the legislation could be heard again should peers in the House of Lords successfully pass amendments.
(13) Private landowners are able to use property guardians to minimise their tax bills and, although it is hard to estimate, the potential financial loss to councils is substantial.
(14) "We must be clear that there can be no letup in our efforts to seek ways to remove Bill Walker from parliament," Rennie said.
(15) Both of these bills include restrictions on moving terrorists into our country.” The White House quickly confirmed the president would have to sign the legislation but denied this meant that its upcoming plan for closing Guantánamo was, in the words of one reporter, “dead on arrival”.
(16) He has also been a vocal opponent of gay marriage, appearing on the Today programme in the run-up to the same-sex marriage bill to warn that it would "cause confusion" – and asking in a Spectator column, after it was passed, "if the law will eventually be changed to allow one to marry one's dog".
(17) It is understood that Labor, the Greens and the crossbench will seek to remove many of these additional measures, leaving the bill focused on the visa issue.
(18) As a member of the state Assembly, Walker voted for a bill known as the Woman’s Right to Know Act, which required physicians to provide women with full information prior to an abortion and established a 24-hour waiting period in the hope that some women might change their mind about undergoing the procedure.
(19) The court hearing – in a case of the kind likely to be heard in secret if the government's justice and security bill is passed – was requested by the law firm Leigh Day and the legal charity Reprieve, acting for Serdar Mohammed, tortured by the Afghan security services after being transferred to their custody by UK forces.
(20) Earlier this week the Obama administration said it would veto the bill unless major amendments were made.
(1) News Limited is the Australian arm of the global company News Corporation and publishes more than 140 newspaper titles across the country including the major tabloid titles down the east coast, the Daily Telegraph, the Herald-Sun and the Courier-Mail as well as the national broadsheet the Australian.
(2) But at the same time we were supporting the industry and talking it up, which it deserves, some of our competitors were talking it down in their own products … that’s just crazy and a lack of leadership that frankly is irresponsible and it’s got to stop.” In a rare public appearance to mark the Australian newspaper’s 50th anniversary, Mitchell said the broadsheet newspaper was worth $50m in “cover price revenue” alone and it was too soon to walk away from print.
(3) [We] hope you aspire and live up to the same standards of critical independent journalism you demand of us.” Not all of those interviewed were critical of the broadsheet’s direction during their time at its Causeway Bay headquarters.
(4) Due to a decade of tri-annual BBC2 exposure, dogged Dantean circuits of provincial comedy venues, conscious manipulation of vulnerable broadsheet opinion formers and undeserved good luck, I am now popular enough to have caught the eye of touts or, as we now dignify them, Secondary Ticketing Agents™.
(5) The newspaper vendor in Kerdasa handed over a rare pro-Morsi broadsheet.
(6) It was all very well for erstwhile broadsheet newspaper readers to jeer "Who cares?"
(7) The library did not deem it appropriate to pay citizen Burovaya [Skorodumov widow] for the erotic literature, broadsheets and magazines, as this literature presents neither scientific nor historical value to the library’s readers, and is an especially harmful vestige of bourgeois ideology,” he wrote.
(8) There was a period where the question of whether there would be a third series was in the broadsheets every day for weeks.
(9) When Norrköpings Tidningar reported that every single girl in a school class of 30 had turned out to be circumcised – with 28 of them having their clitorises and labia cut away and their vaginas sewn almost shut – it was picked up by the media across the world, including by UK broadsheets.
(10) One politically connected broadsheet editor quits the Times, his rival at the Telegraph locks horns with David Cameron's spin doctor in chief, and suddenly Fleet Street's harmonious response to the Leveson inquiry is in disarray.
(11) The continued sniping between Rinehart and the board comes after three weeks of major upheavals at Fairfax, during which the company announced it was cutting 1,900 jobs, converting its two flagship mastheads from broadsheets to tabloids, and closing its two main printing presses.
(12) Not strictly speaking politics, of course, but I was interested to read an interview in The Australian Financial Review over the weekend with Ken Cowley – a fomer chairman of News Corp. Cowley in his conversation with AFR journalist Anne Hyland did not hold back, sharing some not terribly flattering observations about Lachlan Murdoch and describing the flagship national broadsheet The Australian as "pathetic."
(13) Nowhere, alas: instead the august broadsheet rock critic was confronted by a “parade of misfits”, horrified by the sound of experimental jazz quintet Polar Bear “tootling” on something he referred to as “a coronet”.
(14) In a comment piece in the German broadsheet, Robert Rossmann wrote that during his last visit to Germany, "the American president had flamboyantly promised more trusting collaboration between the countries.
(15) It was then that we encountered an assortment of reputable commentators in the English broadsheets depart from the norms of rectitude and integrity that characterise their writing.
(16) Harsh, then, that so much coverage has focused on the most negative reactions to the most competitive person in the competition, with journalists on tabloids and broadsheets across our great baking nation preheating their laptops to ask the critical question: why do people hate finalist Ruby Tandoh so much ?
(17) Though this is customarily the territory of broadsheet rather than tabloid papers, Benson's dispatches encouraged Mail readers to think further and wider, bringing key issues to middle England in richly worded but unpolemic prose.
(18) He is university-educated, reads a broadsheet, of whatever size, and raved about Anthony Beevor's Stalingrad.
(19) According to al-Dostor newspaper, a strongly pro-army broadsheet, Time's decision "stank of political bias".
(20) During that time, the broadsheet quickly became known the ‘Maily Telegraph’, so similar had it become to the paper’s mid-market rival from where he had come.