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billet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Army
billetbil‧let1 /ˈbɪlɪt/ noun [countable]  PMAa private house where soldiers are living temporarily
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billetFundamentalists are looking for a billet back before the Enlightenment.However, these will be one-piece in future, if the actual billets of maple are deep enough to allow it.He said 99 percent of Air Force billets and 80 percent of Army billets are open to women.After some cheering words to them, Weir went back to his billet and lay down.We fixed up an old officers' billet and made our club.It was the best way to make a snug billet for himself.The billet has to be highly dense and of high integrity and will be used to make new kilogram mass standards.
Related topics: Army
billetbillet2 verb [transitive]  PMAto put soldiers in a private house to live there temporarily
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billetThere was torchlight in the longhouse where Bragad's men were billeted.As he stood there one of the Circle longhouses where Bragad's' Wares had been billeted began to blossom with flame.Mandeville and Southgate joined us, the soldiers who had accompanied us being billeted elsewhere.I was billeted in a block of flats in St John's Wood - luxurious before the lush fittings had been removed.I was billeted in Wolverton during the winter months, when the blackout was most restrictive.The meeting lasted two days and the competitors were billeted out in the homes of local schoolchildren.It was the old sea captain, in whose house Nils had billeted us, who told us.A little girl called Jeanne was billeted with us.
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Verb table
billet
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybillet
he, she, itbillets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybilleted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave billeted
he, she, ithas billeted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad billeted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill billet
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have billeted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam billeting
he, she, itis billeting
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you, we, theyare billeting
Past
I, he, she, itwas billeting
you, we, theywere billeting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been billeting
he, she, ithas been billeting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been billeting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be billeting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been billeting
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