But Beck chafed against the billing and enjoyed only middling ratings.
Even so, the roles are usually supporting ones, around seventh, eighth, or ninth billing.
Another started an “Ideal Clinic” in New York where volunteers help her do the billing.
But the gross billing per customer had fallen by just under 12 percent, from $169 to $149.
Representative Frank is billing the testimony as a matter of accountability.
All this billing and cooing and setting up of new households made me feel but the more lonely and doleful.
"There's billing information on the back, sir," Kirk, pointed out.
The ghost-seer was a young candidate for orders, eighteen years of age, of the name of billing.
Being asked what was the matter, billing replied, "nothing."
Mr. billing will hand over his subscription to the treasurer as soon as one is appointed.
1875, "announcement on a bill or poster," verbal noun from bill (v.); hence top billing (1928). Meaning "act of sending out a bill" is recorded from 1908.
"written statement," mid-14c., from Anglo-French bille, Anglo-Latin billa "list," from Medieval Latin bulla "decree, seal, sealed document," in classical Latin "bubble, boss, stud, amulet for the neck" (hence "seal;" see bull (n.2)). Sense of "account, invoice" first recorded c.1400; that of "order to pay" (technically bill of exchange) is from 1570s; that of "paper money" is from 1660s. Meaning "draft of an act of Parliament" is from 1510s.
"bird's beak," Old English bill "bill, bird's beak," related to bill, a poetic word for a kind of sword (especially one with a hooked blade), from a common Germanic word for cutting or chopping weapons (cf. Old High German bihal, Old Norse bilda "hatchet," Old Saxon bil "sword"), from PIE root *bheie- "to cut, to strike" (cf. Armenian bir "cudgel," Greek phitos "block of wood," Old Church Slavonic biti "to strike," Old Irish biail "ax"). Used also in Middle English of beak-like projections of land (e.g. Portland Bill).
ancient weapon, Old English bill "sword (especially one with a hooked blade), chopping tool," common Germanic (cf. Old Saxon bil "sword," Middle Dutch bile, Dutch bijl, Old High German bihal, German Beil, Old Norse bilda "hatchet." See bill (n.2).