I took it and started on the dead run for my billet, about 400 yards away, and in a minute or two Mac followed with another comb.
In support of his deposition he produced his billet de garde, dated the 8th.
The billet was disreputable enough, written in pencil, and without any date.
I smiled, I believe rather sarcastically, and opened the billet.
The room was thoroughly bare—there was not even a billet of wood, let alone an axe, or saw.
He was delighted to have my billet, and embracing me, he thanked me a thousand times.
The young man rushed into his father's arms, while billet sighed.
"I'm the person," said the Doctor, taking the billet and breaking the seal.
It ought not to be necessary to say that you cannot go to the National Forests expecting to billet yourself at the ranger's house.
From the beginning it had been battle-ground and billet of both armies a dozen times.
1590s, "to assign quarters to," earlier, as a noun, "official record or register" (Middle English), from Anglo-French billette "list, schedule," diminutive of bille (see bill (n.1)). Related: Billeted; billeting.
thick stick of wood, mid-15c., from Middle French billette, diminutive of bille "stick of wood" (see billiards).
"document, note;" see billet-doux.