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Definition of bill:

(n) : any of various bladed or pointed hand weapons, originally designating an Anglo-Saxon sword, and later a weapon of infantry, especially 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; a cutting instrument, with hook-shaped point, and fitted with a handle, used in pruning, etc.; a billhook
"1786: In the British Museum there is an entry of a warrant, granted to Nicholas Spicer, authorising him to impress smiths for making two thousand Welch bills or glaives. -- Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons."
(v) : to dig, chop, etc., with a bill; to peck
"1599: As the ox hath his bow, sir, the horse his curb and the falcon her bells, so man hath his desires; and as pigeons bill, so wedlock would be nibbling."
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Definition of bill:

(n) : any of various bladed or pointed hand weapons, originally designating an Anglo-Saxon sword, and later a weapon of infantry, especially 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; a cutting instrument, with hook-shaped point, and fitted with a handle, used in pruning, etc.; a billhook
"1786: In the British Museum there is an entry of a warrant, granted to Nicholas Spicer, authorising him to impress smiths for making two thousand Welch bills or glaives. -- Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons."
(v) : to dig, chop, etc., with a bill; to peck
"1599: As the ox hath his bow, sir, the horse his curb and the falcon her bells, so man hath his desires; and as pigeons bill, so wedlock would be nibbling."

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