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billet

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

A piece of wood that has been cut for fuel.

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billet

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

One of a series of short chamfered, cylindrical, prismatic, rectangular, segmental, or square projecting members in, or forming, a decorative continuous moulding, its axis parallel to the...

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billet

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 224 words.

A post, job, appointment (at first including lodgings): obsolescent [from billet order providing quarters for a soldier 1644 OED] 1846

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billet

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 69 words.

[LME]

A billet (from Anglo-Norman French billette, a little *bill) was once a short written document. In

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billeting

Andrew Haughton and Richard Holmes.

in The Oxford Companion to Military History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 473 words.

The accommodation of soldiers in civilian lodgings or public houses. Until the advent of purpose-built barracks, billeting was the

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billeting

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Military History.

The right of the crown to demand accommodation for its troops was always part of the royal prerogative. Though it was never popular, since remuneration was often inadequate, it did not...

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Billet

Freda Anderson.

in Grove Art Online

August 1996; p ublished online January 1998 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 352 words.

Ornamental device used extensively in the Romanesque period, particularly in the 12th century. It is formed of small blocks, either flat and square or cylindrical, spaced out in horizontal...

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billet-doux

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 9 words.

Pronounced /ˌbɪleɪˈduː/. The plural is billets-doux, pronounced /ˌbɪleɪˈduːz/.

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billet-doux

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 9 words.

love-letter. XVII. — F., ‘sweet note’; see BILLET, DULCET.

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prismatic billet

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Billet-moulding resembling rows of prisms in series, alternate rows staggered, in Romanesque architecture.

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prismatic billet

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 15 words.

Billet-moulding resembling rows of prisms in series, alternate rows staggered, in Romanesque architecture.

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