, n. [F. billette, bille, log; of unknown origin; a different word from bille ball. Cf. Billiards, Billot.] 1. A small stick of wood, as for firewood.
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They shall beat out my brains with billets.
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2. (Metal.) A short bar of metal, as of gold or iron.
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3. (Arch.) An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood either square or round.
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4. (Saddlery) (a) A strap which enters a buckle. (b) A loop which receives the end of a buckled strap. Knight.
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5. (Her.) A bearing in the form of an oblong rectangle.
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(bl`l*d"), n.;
pl. Billets-doux (bl`l*dz").
[F. billet note + doux sweet, L. dulcis.] A love letter or note.
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A lover chanting out a billet-doux.
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