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Billet vs. Ingot

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Billetnoun

A short informal letter.

Ingotnoun

A solid block of more or less pure metal, often but not necessarily bricklike in shape and trapezoidal in cross-section, the result of pouring out and cooling molten metal, often immediately after smelting from raw ore or alloying from constituents.

Billetnoun

A written order to quarter soldiers.

Ingotverb

(transitive) To form (scraps of metal) into ingots.

Billetnoun

A sealed ticket for a draw or lottery.

Ingotnoun

That in which metal is cast; a mold.

‘And from the fire he took up his matterAnd in the ingot put it with merry cheer.’;

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Billetnoun

A place where a soldier is assigned to lodge.

Ingotnoun

A bar or wedge of steel, gold, or other malleable metal, cast in a mold; a mass of unwrought cast metal.

‘Wrought ingots from Besoara's mine.’;

Billetnoun

Temporary lodgings in a private residence, such as is organised for members of a visiting sports team.

Ingotnoun

a block of metal that is cast in a particular shape for convenient handling

Billetnoun

An allocated space or berth in a boat or ship.

Ingot

An ingot is a piece of relatively pure material, usually metal, that is cast into a shape suitable for further processing. In steelmaking, it is the first step among semi-finished casting products.

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Billetnoun

(figurative) Berth; position.

Billetnoun

(metallurgy) A semi-finished length of metal.

Billetnoun

A short piece of wood, especially one used as firewood.

Billetnoun

A short cutting of sugar cane produced by a harvester or used for planting.

Billetnoun

(heraldry) A rectangle used as a charge on an escutcheon.

Billetnoun

(architectural element) An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood, either square or round.

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Billetnoun

(saddlery) A strap that enters a buckle.

Billetnoun

A loop that receives the end of a buckled strap.

Billetverb

To lodge soldiers, or guests, usually by order.

Billetverb

To lodge, or be quartered, in a private house.

Billetverb

(transitive) To direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge.

Billetnoun

A small paper; a note; a short letter.

Billetnoun

A ticket from a public officer directing soldiers at what house to lodge; as, a billet of residence.

Billetnoun

Quarters or place to which one is assigned, as by a billet or ticket; berth; position. Also used fig.

‘The men who cling to easy billets ashore.’; ‘His shafts of satire fly straight to their billet, and there they rankle.’;

Billetnoun

A small stick of wood, as for firewood.

‘They shall beat out my brains with billets.’;

Billetnoun

A short bar of metal, as of gold or iron.

Billetnoun

An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood either square or round.

Billetnoun

A strap which enters a buckle.

Billetnoun

A bearing in the form of an oblong rectangle.

Billetverb

To direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge. Hence: To quarter, or place in lodgings, as soldiers in private houses.

‘Billeted in so antiquated a mansion.’;

Billetnoun

a short personal letter;

‘drop me a line when you get there’;

Billetnoun

lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home)

Billetnoun

a job in an organization;

‘he occupied a post in the treasury’;

Billetverb

provide housing for (military personnel)

Billet

A billet is a living-quarters to which a soldier is assigned to sleep. Historically, a billet was a private dwelling that was required to accept the soldier.

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