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The dict-ified word of the day is billet

| source : web1913 | Billet \Bil"let\, n. Quarters or place to which one is assigned, as by a billet or ticket; berth; position. Also used fig. [Colloq.] The men who cling to easy billets ashore. --Harper's Mag. His shafts of satire fly straight to their billet, and there they rankle. --Pall Mall Mag. | source : web1913 | Billet \Bil"let\, n. [F. billette, bille, log; of unknown origin; a different word from bille ball. Cf. {Billiards}, {Billot}.] 1. A small stick of wood, as for firewood. They shall beat out my brains with billets. --Shak. 2. (Metal.) A short bar of metal, as of gold or iron. 3. (Arch.) An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood either square or round. 4. (Saddlery) (a) A strap which enters a buckle. (b) A loop which receives the end of a buckled strap. --Knight. 5. (Her.) A bearing in the form of an oblong rectangle. | source : web1913 | Billard \Bil"lard\, n. (Zo["o]l.) An English fish, allied to the cod; the coalfish. [Written also {billet} and {billit}.] | source : web1913 | Billet \Bil"let\, n. [F. billet, dim. of an OF. bille bill. See {Bill} a writing.] 1. A small paper; a note; a short letter. ``I got your melancholy billet.'' --Sterne. 2. A ticket from a public officer directing soldiers at what house to lodge; as, a billet of residence. | source : web1913 | Billet \Bil"let\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Billeted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Billeting}.] [From {Billet} a ticket.] (Mil.) To direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge. Hence: To quarter, or place in lodgings, as soldiers in private houses. Billeted in so antiquated a mansion. --W. Irving. | source : wn | billet n : for military personnel (especially in a private home) v : provide housing for, of military personnel [syn: {quarter}, {canton}]

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