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  • n  a statute in draft before it becomes law
    they held a public hearing on the bill
  • n  an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
    he paid his bill and left
  • n  a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
  • n  the entertainment offered at a public presentation
  • n  an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
  • n  a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
  • n  a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare)
  • n  a long-handled saw with a curved blade
    he used a bill to prune branches off of the tree
  • n  a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes
    he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead
  • n  horny projecting mouth of a bird
  • v  demand payment
    We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights
  • v  advertise especially by posters or placards
    He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso
  • v  publicize or announce by placards

  • Viewpoint: If the President is so committed to blocking the bloated farm bill, why is he doing so little to get Congress to sustain his veto?.
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  • Samuel Alito in Boston Globe
    A provision in the Bill of Rights that protects a right that is fundamental from an American perspective applies equally to the federal government and the states,he wrote.
  • Barack Obama in CNN (blog)
    Let me be clear: [Well owner] BP is responsible for this leak. BP will be paying the bill. But as president of the United States, I'm going to spare no effort to respond to this crisis for as long as it continues,Obama said.
  • Linda Lingle in CNN
    I am vetoing this bill because I have become convinced that this issue is of such significant societal importance that it deserves to be decided directly by all the people of Hawaii,Lingle said. "The subject of this legislation has touched...

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