Quarter bill

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Quarter bill (Naut) a list specifying the different stations to be taken by the officers and crew in time of action, and the names of the men assigned to each.
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Usage

In literature:

They pushed on, but scarcely had they covered a quarter of a mile when Bahama Bill called another halt.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
He paid his tradesmen's bills and moved into better quarters.
"The Tipster" by Edwin Lefevre
In the Sherman quarters, he could hear Mrs. Sherman and Bill and Lee talking as they finished packing Bill's trunk.
"Battling the Clouds" by Captain Frank Cobb
It was in this quarter of the mine that Bill Haden and some twenty other colliers worked.
"Facing Death" by G. A. Henty
They had no quarterly bills for so many feet of light; for they bought it by the pound.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865" by Various
There it was, all he had saved, five dollars in bills, and a few quarters and dimes.
"The Mountain Girl" by Payne Erskine
I got up and took station on Bill's quarter in case any one got excited.
"H.M.S. ----" by Klaxon
Then, with Armont on point and leading the way, they headed through the tunnel that connected Bill Bates' office to the living quarters.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
Despite violent opposition in certain quarters, the tobacco bill passed both Houses of Assembly and was signed by the Governor.
"Give Me Liberty" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
The summer quarter's gas-bill at that house did not exceed five shillings.
"Anna of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
David has a bill for two thousand five hundred; I myself lent him last quarter eight hundred and thirty.
"Seed-time and Harvest" by Fritz Reuter
I got up there to the winter quarters and found Uncle Bill better.
"The Corner House Girls' Odd Find" by Grace Brooks Hill
He's in good quarters here and Miss Pewsey is paying the bill.
"The Mandarin's Fan" by Fergus Hume
Very little money is paid, and that in hard cash only; no bank-bills of any kind being taken in that quarter.
"Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
You can tell Mr. Merston, if you like, that I expect his gas bill will be a good deal less next quarter.
"Chronicles of Martin Hewitt" by Arthur Morrison
So for every unit which you pay for in the quarterly bill you have had a current equal to 1000 watts for an hour.
"Marvels of Scientific Invention" by Thomas W. Corbin
Total length nine inches; bill pale; upper mandible three-quarters of an inch long, the margin undulated.
"Zoological Illustrations, Volume III" by William Swainson
As Bill was competent to play host, they were given their keys, and allowed to find their own way to their quarters.
"Lord Loveland Discovers America" by C. N. Williamson
Several bills had come in, and he had already spent every farthing of his salary for the quarter.
"Roger Kyffin's Ward" by W.H.G. Kingston
It would pay the quarter's rent, and the tradespeople's bills, and the big furniture bills.
"A Plucky Girl" by L. T. Meade
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In poetry:

"The wind was on the quarter an' freshenin' to a gale,
An' you dursen't shove the hellum down with all that press o' sail:
The ol' man done 'is best, but it warn't no good to 'im —
She was loggin' sixteen steady, an' Bill, 'e couldn't swim."
"Flying Kites" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson made a fourth-quarter catch over Detroit's Bill Bentley.
A couple of my sisters were out and about in Marshall Sunday and wanted to watch the last quarter of the Vikings vs Buffalo Bills football game.
Rock Valley College assistant head coach Bill Zavadil stands on the sidelines in the third quarter of their game against North Dakota State College of Science Saturday, Sept 13, 2008, during their game at Rock Valley College in Rockford.
An Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader will shave her head in the 3rd quarter of this weekend's game against the Buffalo Bills.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick instructs his team during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass.
What was Patriots Coach Bill Belichick's strategy when the Giants tried to mount a late fourth-quarter rally in the Super Bowl.
Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein makes a big gain against North Texas during the 2nd quarter at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan. On Saturday night.
Quartered pigs are smoked at Bill Spoon's Barbecue on July 12, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws during the first quarter an NFL football game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
Missouri Tigers head coach Gary Pinkel watches his team during a time out while playing the Arizona State Sun Devils in the second quarter at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri on September 15, 2012 UPI/Bill Greenblatt.
New England Patriots running back Danny Woodhead celebrates his touchdown during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) avoids the tackle attempt from Buffalo Bills safety Bryan Scott (43) in the fourth quarter of their game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif, on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick throws against the Miami Dolphins during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y.
The city of Wichita is considering a trash haulers' cooperative that would have everyone pay $20 a month, or $60 a quarter, on their water bill for trash pickup and curbside recycling.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed gets off to a quick start on his pass route, during the first quarter against the Pittsburg Steelers, Saturday, Sept 4, 1999, at Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y.
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