sight bill

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sight bill a draft payable on presentation
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Usage

In literature:

Jack and Bill hove in sight and down they rushed.
"Bob Hunt in Canada" by George W. Orton
At the sight of her Bill the parrot uttered a shriek of welcome.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
He made the purchase, and was about to go when his eye caught sight of a twenty-dollar bill lying on the desk.
"Five Hundred Dollars" by Horatio Alger
When he was out of sight, Ralph pulled the twenty-dollar bill from his purse to make sure that he had not been dreaming.
"The Young Bridge-Tender" by Arthur M. Winfield
The first lieutenant, as he was walking forward, caught sight of Bill and Jack.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
The Bill of Portland was soon passed, and the high cliffs of the Isle of Wight sighted.
"Roger Willoughby" by William H. G. Kingston
Bloody Bill was beside me when the island first hove in sight.
"The Coral Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
Gabe and Bill arose, and as they did so the former turned around and caught sight of the two Rovers.
"The Rover Boys on a Hunt" by Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
There was a subdued exclamation from the railroad men at the sight of the wealth thus displayed in packages of bills and rolls of coin.
"Cab and Caboose" by Kirk Munroe
In Mesopotamia alone the bill was already 100,000,000 sterling, with no relief in sight.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
The sight was not new to Sailor Bill's brother.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
Bill Graham, the Algonquin boy, was a welcome sight to every one, for he had always been popular.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
But Bill was nowhere in sight.
"The Plunderer" by Roy Norton
If the evidence of sight might be trusted, she held a washing-bill in her hand.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
The sight was not new to Sailor Bill's brother.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
He accepted the bill, and almost simultaneously the elevator rose out of sight.
"The Girl in the Mirror" by Elizabeth Garver Jordan
He fell back until the General was around the corner, out of sight, and then went up to Billings.
"Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) The Deacon's Adventures At Chattanooga In Caring For The Boys" by John McElroy
Talent is a bill at sight, it must be redeemed.
"Withered Leaves. Vol. II. (of III)" by Rudolf von Gottschall
At sight of one of the two horsemen Cimarron Bill burst forth with an exclamation of excitement.
"Frank Merriwell's Backers" by Burt L. Standish
Reckon the lawyers will shave everything in sight when it comes to their bills, but I want to be as slick as them.
"Asa Holmes" by Annie Fellows Johnston
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In poetry:

They say as he's gone to heaven,
And shook off all worldly cares;
But I can't sight Bill in a halo
Set up on three blinded hairs.
"My Mate Bill" by Anonymous Oceania
Ten thousand dollars were there in sight,
Before they laid down their cards that night.
What have you? at last the card shark said,
And Bill Springer's face turned very red.
"Bill Springer's Hand" by Frank Maynard
"So we squared 'er off afore it like a tower o' cloud,
Runnin' down the Tropics so lofty an' so proud,
Runnin' down the Tropics a sight she was to see,
But — it was them there flyin' kites of 'ers drowned Bill, said he.
"Flying Kites" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

When 23-year-old Bill met 21-year-old Bennie Todd from the Long Creek community it was love at first sight .
The hotelier Bill Evans said his first sight of Greene & Greene's 1908 Gamble House in Pasadena, Calif, was a "borderline religious experience".
Sighting in Hunting Firearms Bill Parfitt and Dick Masterpole of the Camillus Sportsmens Club show different ways of sighting in hunting firearms for the upcoming hunting season.
The sight of Bill Clinton back at the White House podium defending tax cuts for the super-rich was more a sick joke than a serious amplification of economic policy.
Then, as we moved through a stand of huge cypress and tupelo about an hour after Brian's sightings, I clearly heard a double-knock, the characteristic display rap made by Ivory-bills and other woodpeckers in the genus Campephilus.
Apparently, the sight of crumpled, wrinkled notes makes you want to spend in a way that new, crisp dollars (dollar bills y'all) simply do not.
Actress Effie Johnson speaks to WSKG's Bill Snyder about "Sight Unseen" by Donald Margulies.
Bill Cochran's Mailbag: Another near-miss mountain lion sighting.
Bill and Turner Ross knew they wanted to make a documentary that captured the spirit of New Orleans' nightlife -- the sights, the sounds, the visceral feeling.
After all, who wants to look at unruly stacks of bills that could instead be stored neatly out of sight.
Actress Effie Johnson speaks to WSKG's Bill Snyder about "Sight Unseen " by Donald Margulies.
The Farm Bill Now coalition represents the recognition of a new reality in Congress: The House is now dominated by members who have lost sight of the true mission of government in their zeal to accomplish one mission — deficit reduction.
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