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Bill appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Bill had a billboard, Bill also had a board bill. The billboard bored Bill so Bill sold the billboard to pay for the board bill. 

Bill appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Late? Bill is ill. I bet, Al.
  • Revenge, Bill? I won! Will I beg? Never!
  • Go Bill: it's "sip it safe, fast--I piss 'till I bog."
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun bill:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb bill:


The word bill is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun bill

What does bill mean as a name of something?

Bill is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: bills

  1. a statute in draft before it becomes law
  2. an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
  3. a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
  4. the entertainment offered at a public presentation
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: program / programme = a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation
  5. an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
  6. a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
  7. a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare)
  8. a cutting tool with a sharp edge
    • example: he used a bill to prune branches off of the tree
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of bill: billhook
    • more generic term: hand tool = a tool used with workers' hands
  9. a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes
  10. horny projecting mouth of a bird
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonyms of bill: beak / neb / nib / pecker
    • more generic word: mouth = the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • more specific word: cere = the fleshy, waxy covering at the base of the upper beak of some birds
    • part of: bird = warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings

Alternative definition of the noun bill


  1. Any of various bladed or pointed hand weapons, originally designating an Anglo-Saxon sword, and later a weapon of infantry, especially in the 14th and 15th centuries. A common form of bill consisted of a broad, heavy, double-edged, hook-shaped blade, having a short pike at the back and another at the top, and attached to the end of a long staff.
  2. A cutting instrument, with hook-shaped point, and fitted with a handle, used in pruning, etc.; a billhook.
  3. Somebody armed with a bill; a bill-man.
  4. [nautical] The extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke.
  5. The beak of a bird, especially when small or flattish; sometimes also used with reference to a turtle, platypus, or other animal.
  6. A beak-like projection, especially a promontory.
  7. A written list or inventory. (Now obsolete except in specific senses or set phrases; bill of lading, bill of goods, etc.)
  8. A document, originally sealed; a formal statement or official memorandum. (Now obsolete except with certain qualifying words; bill of health, bill of sale etc.)
  9. A draft of a law, presented to a legislature for enactment; a proposed or projected law.
  10. [obsolete, legal] A declaration made in writing, stating some wrong the complainant has suffered from the defendant, or a fault committed by some person against a law.
  11. [US] A piece of paper money; a banknote.
  12. A written note of goods sold, services rendered, or work done, with the price or charge; an invoice.
  13. A paper, written or printed, and posted up or given away, to advertise something, as a lecture, a play, or the sale of goods; a placard; a poster; a handbill.
  14. A writing binding the signer or signers to pay a certain sum at a future day or on demand, with or without interest, as may be stated in the document. A bill of exchange. In the United States, it is usually called a note, a note of hand, or a promissory note.

Definition of the verb bill

What does bill mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: billed | billing | bills

  1. demand payment
    • example: We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient]The phone company billed me
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Asset]The phone company billed me $10
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Asset] for [Cause]The phone company billed me $10 for that phone call

      Measure Verbs (with the same syntax): amerce, bet, charge, fine, invoice, mulct, overcharge, save, scrimp, spare, tax, tip, undercharge, wager.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of bill: charge
    • more generic words: account / calculate = keep an account of
    • more specific words:
      • impose / levy = impose and collect
      • tithe = exact a tithe from
      • assess = charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine
      • undercharge = charge (someone) too little money
      • surcharge = charge an extra fee, as for a special service
      • invoice = send an bill to
  2. advertise especially by posters or placards
  3. publicize or announce by placards
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of bill: placard
    • more generic word: post = publicize with, or as if with, a poster


  1. Bill a.k.a. Bill Clinton: William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served from 1993 to 2001 as the 42nd President of the United States. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president from the baby boomer generation. Clinton has been described as a New Democrat. Many of his policies have been attributed to a centrist Third Way philosophy of governance. Before becoming president, he was the Governor of Arkansas for five terms, serving from 1979 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1992. He was also the state's Attorney General from 1977 to 1979.
  2. Bill a.k.a. William Shatner: William "Bill" Shatner is a Canadian actor, singer, writer, producer, director, spokesman, and comedian. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, Captain of the United Federation of Planets starship USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek, and has co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe. He has also written a series of science fiction novels called TekWar which was adapted for television.
  3. Bill a.k.a. Bill Belichick: William Stephen "Bill" Belichick is an American football head coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He also has extensive authority over the Patriots' football operations, effectively making him the team's general manager, as well. Coaching continuously in various roles in the NFL since 1975, Belichick earned his first head-coaching job with the Cleveland Browns in 1991. Following his firing in 1995, he did not serve as a head coach again until 2000. Following a brief tenure with the New York Jets, he became head coach of the New England Patriots. Since then, Belichick has coached the Patriots to five Super Bowl appearances: victories in Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII, and XXXIX, and subsequent losses in Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI. He was named the AP NFL Coach of the Year for the 2003, 2007, and 2010 seasons.
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  6. Bill a.k.a. William Hurt: William McChord Hurt is an American stage and film actor. He received his acting training at the Juilliard School and began acting on stage in the 1970s. Hurt made his film debut as a troubled scientist in the science-fiction feature Altered States, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. He subsequently played a leading role, as a lawyer who succumbs to the temptations of Kathleen Turner, in the well-received neo-noir Body Heat.
  7. Bill a.k.a. Bill Hicks: William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and philosophy, was controversial, and often steeped in dark comedy. He criticized consumerism, superficiality, mediocrity, and banality within the media and popular culture, which he characterized as oppressive tools of the ruling class that "keep people stupid and apathetic".
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  12. Bill a.k.a. Bill Walton: William Theodore "Bill" Walton III is an American retired basketball player and television sportscaster. Walton achieved superstardom playing for John Wooden's powerhouse UCLA Bruins in the early '70s, winning three successive College Player of the Year Awards, while leading the Bruins to two Division I national titles. He then went on to have a prominent career in the National Basketball Association where he was a league Most Valuable Player and won two NBA championships. His professional career was significantly hampered by multiple foot injuries. Walton was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on May 10, 1993 and the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame that same year. He is the father of former professional basketball player Luke Walton.
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  35. Bill a.k.a. Bill Moseley: William "Bill" Moseley is an American film actor and musician who has starred in a number of cult classic horror films, including House of 1000 Corpses, Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Devil's Rejects. His first big role was in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 as Chop Top. On the HBO TV series Carnivàle Moseley had a recurring role as camp cook Possum.He has also released records with guitarist Buckethead in the band Cornbugs, as well as featuring on the guitarist's solo work.
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  37. Bill a.k.a. William Atherton, born William Atherton Knight, is an American film, stage and television actor.
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  39. Bill a.k.a. William Asher: William Milton Asher was an American television and film producer, film director, and screenwriter. He was one of the most prolific early television directors, producing or directing over two dozen series.
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  45. Bill a.k.a. Bill Stevenson: John William "Bill" Stevenson is an American musician and record producer. He is the drummer and main songwriter for the California punk rock group Descendents. In late December 1981 he played a few concerts with Black Flag because their drummer ROBO was detained in England after a tour there. He went on to record with Black Flag on several of their albums until 1985. After this he focused his attention on Descendents and played with them until Milo Aukerman left in 1987. After Milo had left, Bill and the others from Descendents, Karl Alvarez and Stephen Egerton, got singer Dave Smalley of Dag Nasty and formed All. All went on to have two more singers, Scott Reynolds and Chad Price. Aukerman came back to do the 1996 album Everything Sucks and the newest, Cool to Be You. All and Descendents continue to tour between Stevenson's and Aukerman's respective careers as a recording engineer and a biochemist. Stevenson was born in Torrance, California and attended Mira Costa High School, with fellow members of the Descendents.
  46. Bill a.k.a. Bill Hudson: William Louis "Bill" Hudson is an American musician and actor. He is best known for being in the band The Hudson Brothers.
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  57. Bill a.k.a. Delaney Williams is an American actor from Washington, D.C. He appeared on the HBO drama The Wire as a recurring guest star playing homicide sergeant Jay Landsman. He also had a small role on HBO's mini-series The Corner which brought him to the attention of the producers, who worked on The Corner prior to casting The Wire. He has also made appearances on such shows as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Veep and Cold Case.
  58. Bill a.k.a. William Gaines: William Maxwell Gaines, better known as Bill Gaines, was an American publisher and co-editor of EC Comics. Following a shift in EC's direction in 1950, Gaines presided over what became an artistically influential and historically important line of mature-audience comics. He published the popular satirical magazine Mad for over 40 years.
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  67. Bill a.k.a. William H. McRaven: William Harry McRaven is a retired United States Navy admiral who last served as the ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command from August 8, 2011, to August 28, 2014. He previously served from June 13, 2008, to August 2011 as Commander, Joint Special Operations Command and from June 2006 to March 2008 as Commander, Special Operations Command Europe. In addition to his duties as COMSOCEUR, he was designated as the first director of the NATO Special Operations Forces Coordination Centre, where he was charged with enhancing the capabilities and inter-operability of all NATO Special Operations Forces. After retiring from the military, Admiral McRaven will begin his role as the next chancellor of The University of Texas System. The Admiral is a 1977 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. He retired from the Navy on August 28, 2014, after over 37 years of service.
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  70. Bill a.k.a. Bill Schulz: William Dawes "Bill" Schulz is an American journalist, writer, and television personality, best known for being on the Fox News late-night show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld.
  71. Bill a.k.a. Rick Green is a Canadian comedian, satirist, and writer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo. From 1975 until 1979, he worked as a presenter at the Ontario Science Centre. In 1979, he helped found the Toronto-based comedy troupe The Frantics. They were heard on their CBC Radio show Frantic Times and their short-lived television series, Four on the Floor. He can be seen as Bill on The Red Green Show.
  72. Bill a.k.a. William Redington Hewlett: William "Bill" Redington Hewlett was an American engineer and the co-founder, with David Packard, of the Hewlett-Packard Company.
  73. Bill a.k.a. MV Bill, real name Alex Pereira Barbosa, is a Brazilian rap singer and co-author of the best-selling book Falcão - Meninos do Tráfico. The initials "MV" stand for "Mensageiro da Verdade", Portuguese for "Messenger of Truth".
  74. Bill a.k.a. William Dudley RDI is a British theatre designer.
  75. Bill a.k.a. William Alland was an American actor, producer, writer and director of science fiction and western films. As an actor, he played the reporter who investigates the life of the newspaper tycoon in Orson Welle's Citizen Kane.
  76. Bill a.k.a. William M. Daley: William Michael “Bill” Daley is an American lawyer and former banker. He served as White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama from January 2011 to January 2012. He also served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 1997 to 2000 under President Bill Clinton. His private-sector positions included membership on the Executive Committee of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  77. Bill a.k.a. William Hudson: William Woodson Hudson Jr. was an American actor best remembered for the role of Ranger Clark in Rocky Jones, Space Ranger and the role of Special Agent Mike Andrews in the Emmy Award nominated spy drama I Led Three Lives.
  78. Bill a.k.a. William Traylor: William "Bill" Traylor was an American television, theater, and motion picture actor. He was also, along with his wife, Peggy Feury, an acting coach and founder of The Loft Studio, an acting school attended by such major stars as Sean Penn, Anjelica Huston and Nicolas Cage. He is the father of actresses Stephanie Feury and Susan Traylor.
  79. Bill a.k.a. William Hoy: William Harry Hoy is a film editor with more than 25 credits dating from 1987. He has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors.
  80. Bill: Rosimar Amâncio, better known as Bill, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Ceará, as a striker.
    • also known as Rosimar Amâncio
    • born on (31 years ago) in Campo Grande
    • nationality: Brazil
    • profession: Soccer player
  81. Bill a.k.a. William Bowers was a reporter in Long Beach, California before becoming a screenwriter and specializing in writing comedy westerns and also turned out several thrillers. His first credited screenplay was My Favorite Spy in 1942.
  82. Bill a.k.a. Will Rogers, Jr.: William Vann Rogers, generally known as Will Rogers, Jr. was a son of legendary humorist Will Rogers and his wife, the former Betty Blake. He was a Democratic U. S. Representative from California from January 3, 1943 until May 23, 1944, when he resigned to return to the United States Army. Rogers had several other careers, notably as a newspaper owner/publisher, an actor, writer, and a political commentator.
  83. Bill a.k.a. William Tannen is an American film producer and director. He graduated Boston University and returned to his hometown of New York City to pursue a career in advertising. He worked for D'Arcy, BBD&O and Young & Rubicam Advertising Agencies. He started Sunday Productions in order to produce and direct television commercials. He directed his first film, the short subject Eulogy for R.F.K., which opened at the New York Film Festival with The Battle of Algiers. Besides working in Los Angeles and New York, Tannen has directed films in Africa, Czech Republic, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico, and South America. In 2004, he moved to Portland, Oregon.
  84. Bill a.k.a. W. P. Kinsella: William Patrick Kinsella, OC, OBC is a Canadian novelist and short story writer, known for his novel Shoeless Joe, which was adapted into the movie Field of Dreams in 1989. His work has often concerned baseball, First Nations people, and other Canadian issues.
  85. Bill a.k.a. William O'Leary: William O'Leary is an American actor. Bill made his Broadway debut as "Art" in "Precious Sons" at the Longacre Theatre, starring Ed Harris and Judith Ivey. He played Marty Taylor, Tim Taylor's little brother on Home Improvement. His most recent regular role was the primary antagonist, General Xaviax, on Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight.
  86. Bill a.k.a. Wiard Ihnen: Wiard B. "Bill" Ihnen was an American art director.
  87. Bill a.k.a. William Cort: William Phelps Greer, III, credited as William Cort and Bill Cort, was an American actor.
  88. Bill a.k.a. William Edwin Self was an American television and feature film producer who began his career as an actor.
  89. Bill a.k.a. William Bradford Huie: William Bradford "Bill" Huie was an American journalist, editor, publisher, television interviewer, screenwriter, lecturer, and novelist. He wrote several books about controversial topics related to World War II and racial prejudice and is best known for his choice of flashpoint topics and for the practice of checkbook journalism. He had several books adapted as feature films during the 1960s and 1970s.
  90. Bill a.k.a. Bill Reichenbach, Jr.: William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. is an American jazz trombonist and composer. He is the son of Bill Reichenbach who was the drummer for Charlie Byrd from 1962 to 1973. He is best known as a session musician for television, films, cartoons, and commercials. He also recorded a solo CD, "Special Edition", where he is featured on tenor as well as bass trombone.
  91. Bill a.k.a. Tom Santschi was an American leading man and character actor of the silent film era.

There are other people with in their name, like Big Bill, Bill Aho, Bill Arp, Bill Ash, Bill Cox, Bill Dan, Bill Day, Bill Dix, Bill Dow, Bill Eld and many others.


  1. Bill is the fictional titular character and the main antagonist of the film Kill Bill directed by Quentin Tarantino. He is portrayed by David Carradine. In the film, he is the leader of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, which included his brother, Budd. Bill's codename is Snake Charmer. At some point, he became the student of legendary swordsmith Hattori Hanzō and kung fu master Pai Mei.
  2. Bill a.k.a. Bill the Lizard is a fictional character appearing in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

There are other characters with in their name, like T-Bill, Big Bill, Bill Cox, Bill Fox, Bill Ray, Old Bill, Bill Beck, Bill Bell, Bill Bird, Bill Boyd, Bill Buck, Bill Burr, Bill Bush, Bill Ford, Bill Hall, Bill Hart, Bill Hill, Bill Holt, Bill Hume and Bill Kerr.


  1. "Bill" is a film, directed by Richard Bracewell and written by Laurence Rickard & Ben Willbond, based on a story by Laurence Rickard & Ben Willbond.
  2. "Bill" a.k.a. "Meet Bill" is a 2007 comedy film written and directed by Bernie Goldmann and Melisa Wallack and starring Aaron Eckhart as the titular character, with supporting performances by Logan Lerman, Jessica Alba, Elizabeth Banks, and Timothy Olyphant.
  3. "Bill" is a 1981 CBS TV movie starring Mickey Rooney and Dennis Quaid. The film is based on the life of Bill Sackter. A sequel, Bill: On His Own, was released in 1983.


"Bill" is a song heard in Act II of Kern and Hammerstein's classic 1927 musical Show Boat. The song was written for Kern and P.G. Wodehouse's 1917 musical Oh, Lady! Lady!! for Vivienne Segal to perform, but withdrawn because it was considered too melancholy for that show. However, when Kern and Hammerstein were at work on the serious and somewhat tragic Show Boat, they decided that the song would be perfect for a nightclub scene in the show. Hammerstein revised Wodehouse's original lyrics somewhat, and the song was given to real-life nightclub singer Helen Morgan, who portrayed the mulatto Julie in Show Boat, to sing.


Bill is an unincorporated community in Converse County, Wyoming, United States.


The bill is a polearm weapon used by infantry in medieval Europe. The bill is similar in size, function and appearance to the halberd, differing mainly in the hooked blade form. Other terms for the bill include English bill, bill hook or bill-guisarme.

Phrases with Bill

  1. bill poster
  2. t-bill
  3. tax bill
  4. bank bill
  5. Bulk Bill
  6. farm bill
  7. Hard-Bill
  8. show bill
  9. time bill
  10. true bill
  11. twin bill
  12. Brown-Bill
  13. hotel bill
  14. phone bill
  15. sight bill
  16. trade bill
  17. bottle bill
  18. dollar bill
  19. Double Bill
  20. Forest-Bill

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Google previewDepartments of Commerce, Justice, and State, The judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriation bill, 2005

The Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies appropriations bill is the principal source of financial...

Google previewParliamentary Debates. House of Representatives (1985)

by New Zealand. Parliament

The Bill is a clear admission that the Government does not know what it ...

Google previewLand Acquisition in India

Will the Proposed Bill Protect Displaced People? by Lucy Dubochet

The bill is a major step forward because it links land acquisition with rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R).

While the draft bill is an important step forward, it falls short of expectations in some crucial aspects: it opens the door to abuses by ...

Google previewThe Triumph of Seeds (2015)

How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History by Thor Hanson

As agricultural lobbyists love to point out, skimping on a highway bill means a few more potholes; cutting the farm bill means that people don't eat. Toward the end of our day on the Palouse, Sam 36 THE TRIUMPH OF ...

Google previewProfessional C# 2005 (2005)

by Christian Nagel, Bill Evjen, Jay Glynn, Karli Watson, Morgan Skinner, Allen Jones

Louis, Missouri, USA, Bill is an acclaimed author and speaker on ASP.NET and XML Web services.

Google previewProfessional Office Business Application Development (2008)

Using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and VSTO by Steve Fox, Bill Sheldon

Bill is an established MSDN online presenter and speaks at live events, such as VSLIve, DevConnections, Office Developers Conference, and community events, such as Code Camp and local user group meetings. Bill is an avid cyclist and ...

Google previewSearch Engine Marketing, Inc. (2014)

Driving Search Traffic to Your Company's Website by Mike Moran, Bill Hunt

Bill is the CEO of Back Azimuth Consulting.

Google previewLegal History in the Making (1991)

Proceedings of the Ninth British Legal History Conference by William M. Gordon, T. D. Fergus

Chapter 2 The Presentation of Cases in Medieval Chancery Bills Timothy S. Haskett The medieval chancery bill is a petition,

Google previewThe New Georgia Encyclopedia Companion to Georgia Literature (2011)

by Hugh Ruppersburg, John C. Inscoe

the late nineteenth century Bill Arp's weekly column in the Atlanta Constitution, syndicated to hundreds of newspapers, made him the South's most popular writer . Others surpassed him in literary quality, but in numbers of regular readers, ...

Google previewThe State and Local Government Political Dictionary (2007)

by Jeffrey M. Elliot, Sheikh R. Ali

Federal and State Constitutions Bill of Rights (1) The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution or the provisions of state constitutions pertaining to individual liberties. The federal Bill of Rights specifies rights that the federal ...

Google previewThe Dickson Baseball Dictionary (2009)

by Paul Dickson

Hendrickson, Ron Henry, Richard Hershberger, Bill Hickman, George S. Hobart, Philip R. Hochberg, Richard L. Homan,

Jonathan Jacobs, Jake Jacobson, Bill James, Blair Jett, David A. Jewell, Skip Jewett, Hal Johnson, W. Lloyd Johnson, ...

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Small photo of A Curve-billed Thrasher with its long curved sickle type bill, perches at the top of a cholla cactus during a Colorado winter.Small photo of MILAN, ITALY-NOVEMBER 18, 2004: Microsoft's founder and CEO Bill Gates attends the Futur Show convention, in Milan.Small photo of Young couple calculating their domestic budget together in kitchen, trying to save money for buying new car, having stressed and frustrated looks. Unhappy woman showing unpaid bill to her husbandSmall photo of Electric bill charges paper form on the tableSmall photo of Bill finance and calculator with pencil.Small photo of CODY, WYOMING - JUNE 24, 2017: Horse and Rider statue at Buffalo Bill Center of the West. A complex of 5 museums and research library featuring natural history, art and artifacts of the American West.Small photo of New York, NY USA - September 8, 2017: Bill Gates attends day 12 of US Open Championships at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center More...

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I like Bill a lot. As Bill is presented, I mean you don't ever see Bill blow her head off? You know? And I think what Quentin has done is he created a monster. (David Carradine)
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