- The billets for these Russian soldiers were at No.6 the Bund, previously the P&O Banking Corp (now the Yangtze River Navigation Co building).
- During the Second World War the building became a billet for soldiers.
- Built to protect the Solent from French invaders as part of a system of forts, it had a billet for 150 soldiers, is built almost entirely of granite blocks and measures 162 ft across.
- Moves within the scouting movement mean that future scouts and guides are more likely to stay in hotel style billets than traditional tents.
- I'd have preferred a cot until they got us semipermanent billets to stay in; at least cots can be sprayed with Lysol.
- He had meant to stay the night and had been given a billet, but something drew him on - we all have choices.
verb (billets, billeting, billeted)[with object and adverbial of place] Back to top
- For much of European history barracks were the exception rather than the rule, and soldiers were billeted in civilian lodgings or public houses.
- A brutal military terror in which thousands died was followed up by billeting the soldiers on the better-off citizens of the provincial capitals, while their sovereign courts were exiled to remote small towns.
- There are sympathetic descriptions of some of the local people - Dutch and German - on whom the soldiers were billeted.
- And residents have billeted their homes to accommodate the overspill.
- Made up mostly of U.S. Customs art-theft experts, the American team has been billeted inside the museum complex since late April.
- One great example is billeting, otherwise known as the act of offering accommodation to visiting sports players and accepting it for your own on long trips away from the Alice.
late Middle English (originally denoting a short written document): from Anglo-Norman French billette, diminutive of bille (see bill1). The verb is recorded in the late 16th century, and the noun sense, 'a written order requiring a householder to lodge the bearer, usually a soldier', from the mid 17th century; hence the current meaning.
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- Tucker refused the original proposal to buy the European company's bats, instead working out a deal in which Louisville Slugger buys billets of wood and makes its own product.
- Here is a billet of wood, the circumference of which is about that of the throat.
- Quickly she picked up all the wood and started to make up some more billets, hoping the the noise would indicate to him that she was busy.
- Unique to the U - 2 is that the main wing planks are milled from large single billets of metal, rather than built up of riveted sheet metal, I-beams and U-channels.
- Extrusion: In this process a cylinder or billet of metal is forced through an orifice by means of a ram to such effect that the elongated and extruded metal has a transverse shape which is that of the die orifice.
- These advances are due chiefly to the sculpted air entries, the concentric and ridge-free venturi, and the emulsifying process that takes place in the billet metering blocks.
- The nine windows extending out from the roof directly below the ridge recalled the roof billets perched on the roof of the main sanctuary and certain subsidiary buildings at Ise Shrine.
- Billet moulding, a series of little rolls like a dotted line, and chevron, or zigzag moulding were widely used.
- A billet-moulding surrounds each arch, which has a plain rib in the soffit.
- Period armory seems to have considered the billet equivalent to the delf and no difference is granted between them in Society heraldry.
- The billet is a rectangular block, much the shape of a house brick.
- The billet or rectangle represents the grant of land on which the parish was built in 1845
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