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Billings (Josh)

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The nom de plume of H. W. Shaw, an American humorist, who died 1885. His Book of Sayings was published in 1866.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Bill of Pains and Penalties (A)
Bill of Quantities
Bill of Rights
Bill of Sale
Bills of Mortality
Bills of Parcels
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Billet-doux [pronounce billy doo]
Billiards
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Billingsgate (London)
Billingsgate Pheasant (A)
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Billycock Hats
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Binary Theory
Bingham’s Dandies
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