There was a camp-oven with a leg of mutton and potatoes sizzling in it on the hearth, and billies hanging over the fire.
They claim to be bigger men and bigger fools than the Eastern billies.
The same Johnnies and billies and Fays came to this office in their endless seeking.
He it was who found water, and filled the "billies," and led the horses to drink.
billies lower jaw fell, and he turned to stare at the speaker.
The saucepans, kettles, and boilers were old kerosene-tins and billies.
Good-by and thank you, she said simply, rising and taking billies hand.
It was shortly after noon when billies accident happened, and Donald and Pedro were on their way to send for the rurales.
There was a sound in billies ears like the pounding of surf on the beach and she felt quite dizzy.
We are already past due and billies father will be greatly worried at our non-appearance; but I dont know how we can help it.
"club," 1848, American English, originally burglars' slang for "crowbar;" meaning "policeman's club" first recorded 1856, probably from nickname of William, applied to various objects (cf. jack, jimmy, jenny).
Bills; currency; money (1980s+ High-school students)
A club or truncheon, now esp one carried by the police •Associated with the police fr the 1850s, but a reference of the 1880s still describes only what would now be called a blackjack, definitely a criminal's weapon
[1840s+; said to be a burglar's pet or secret name for his crowbar, along with Jemmy or Jimmy; he also used it as a weapon]