(The ). The nose, also called the beak. Hence, “Billy” is slang for a pocket-handkerchief.
Lastly came Winter, clothed all in frize, Chattering his teeth for cold that did him chill; Whilst on his hoary beard his breath did freeze; And the dull drops that from his purple bill [nose], As from a limbeck, did adown distill.
(A). The draft of an Act of Parliament.
“`Ignoramus' is the word properly used by the Grand Enquest ... and written upon the bill.” —Cowell.
Bills payable. Bills of exchange, promissory notes, or other documents promising to pay a sum of money. Bills receivable. Promissory notes, bills of exchange, or other acceptances held by a person to whom the money stated is payable.