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billet         

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      n  
1    accommodation, esp. for a soldier, in civilian lodgings  
2    the official requisition for such lodgings  
3    a space or berth allocated, esp. for slinging a hammock, in a ship  
4    Informal   a job  
5    Archaic   a brief letter or document  
      vb   , -lets, -leting, -leted  
6    tr   to assign a lodging to (a soldier)  
7    tr  
Informal   to assign to a post or job  
8    to lodge or be lodged  
     (C15: from Old French billette, from bulle a document; see bull3)  
  billetee      n  
  billeter      n  
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billet          [2]  
      n  
1    a chunk of wood, esp. for fuel  
2      (Metallurgy)  
a    a metal bar of square or circular cross section  
b    an ingot cast into the shape of a prism  
3      (Architect)   a carved ornament in a moulding, with short cylinders or blocks evenly spaced  
     (C15: from Old French billette a little log, from bille log, probably of Celtic origin)  

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billet

  
1   
      n   accommodation, barracks, lodging, quarters  
2   
      vb   accommodate, berth, quarter, station  

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billetee, billeter, bill, bile

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