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foreign bill

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foreign bill a bill of exchange that is drawn in one country and made payable in another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foreign bill a bill drawn in one country, and payable in another, as distinguished from an inland bill, which is one drawn and payable in the same country. In this latter, as well as in several other points of view, the different States of the United States are foreign to each other. See Exchange n., 4.
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Usage

In literature:

The drifting foreigner drifted to the Bill.
"Man and Wife" by Wilkie Collins
No one could be less likely than our Senator to leave a foreign country without paying his bills.
"The American Senator" by Anthony Trollope
This is altogether foreign to the purpose of an Army appropriation bill.
"Messages and Papers of Rutherford B. Hayes" by James D. Richardson
The criticisms of the bill that have come to us from foreign sources may well be rejected for repugnancy.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX." by Benjamin Harrison
France prospered, and in the wars the foreigner usually not only paid the bills, but a goodly tribute beside.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Counsular officers will hereafter collect any fees for bills of health and supplemental bills of health issued foreign war vessels.
"Messages and Papers of William McKinley V.2." by William McKinley
What are foreign bills of exchange?
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
Of what importance is the foreign news, in comparison with the first appearance of Bill Smithy in the arduous character of Hamlet?
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
Another mode of giving security to their commerce, preferable to the plan in the bill, was to purchase the protection of foreign powers.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 (of 5)" by John Marshall
The debtor in that case was the endorser of a foreign bill of exchange which apparently had been purchased by the United States.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
Thus, in 1961, as always, the foreign aid bill was a special project of our invisible government, the Council on Foreign Relations.
"The Invisible Government" by Dan Smoot
A draft on a foreign bank is commonly called a bill of exchange.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
A bill to raise the duties on sugar, teas, and foreign goods from 5 to 15 per cent.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
Johnson's iniquitous Homestead Bill, but a bid for foreigners?
"Americanism Contrasted with Foreignism, Romanism, and Bogus Democracy in the Light of Reason, History, and Scripture;" by William Gannaway Brownlow
Any other is a foreign bill.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
At first their use seems to have been confined to foreign bills between English and foreign merchants.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
See also FOREIGN BILLS, AND GOLD MOVEMENTS, INTERNATIONAL.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
The right to engage in foreign exchange dealings will also be similarly useful, surplus funds being invested in foreign bills.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
The process of liquidating obligations between different nations is carried on in the same way by an exchange of foreign bills.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Report from the committee on interstate and foreign commerce favoring bill extending the privileges of secs.
"United States Government Publications, v. 8 Jan-Jun 1892" by Compiled
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In poetry:

Now ere the foreign singer thrills
Our vale his plain-song pipe he pours,
A herald of the million bills;
And heed him not, the loss is yours.
"The Thrush In February" by George Meredith
He called his BILL, who pulled his curl,
He said, "My BILL, I understand
You've captivated some young gurl
On this here French and foreign land.
Her tender heart your beauties jog -
They do, you know they do, you dog.
"Babette's Love" by William Schwenck Gilbert
“So the Ol’ Man’s gone,” said Bill — “ol’ Cap’n Warren
I signed with onst in the clipper Rathlin Head;
‘E give up the sea after they sold ‘is ship foreign.
An’ he lived to be eighty-odd, an’ now ‘e’s dead.
"Elegy" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Senate Bill 1391 by Sen Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) prohibits health insurers from issuing plans that require patients to travel to a foreign country to obtain coverage.
Haslam 'concerned' about foreign-born teachers bill.
Voting 301-118, the House on Wednesday sent the Senate a bill (HR 5949) to renew the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ( FISA ) through 2017.
Senate Bill Would Help Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs Stay, but It Faces Hurdles.
Iraq sent Britain a $289,000 hotel bill for 27 British construction workers and threatened to move them to strategic sites unless it was paid, the Foreign Office said today.
US Senator Michael Bennet is unveiling a bill that would help keep foreign students with high-tech skills in the United States.
Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked Republicans from bringing up an immigration bill offering permanent residence visas for foreigners with advanced degrees that passed the House last week despite the opposition of most Democrats.
Bulgaria 's president has vetoed a bill that would offer citizenship to foreigners ready to invest at least $650,000 in the Balkan country's struggling economy.
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria 's president has vetoed a bill that would offer citizenship to foreigners ready to invest at least $650,000 in the Balkan country's struggling economy.
O n May 7, the Kansas House voted unanimously in favor of a bill barring judges and government agencies from basing decisions on sharia or other "foreign" legal systems.
A ban on texting while driving, a requirement that parasailing operators carry insurance and a "foreign law" bill criticized by opponents as anti-Islamic.
Has proposed new amendments to strip foreign aid from Pakistan, Egypt and Libya, that would triple funding for a jobs bill for American veterans.
President of Georgetown University, alumnus Bill Clinton (School of Foreign Service, 1968) and Hillary Clinton depart Healy Hall after a Gaston Hall speech on Oct 23, 1991.
A secret NSA surveillance database containing millions of intercepted foreign and domestic e-mails includes the personal correspondence of former President Bill Clinton, according to the New York Times.
Bill gives law enforcement wider latitude in pursuing foreign Web sites that pirate TV shows and movies.
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In science:

For instance, options and futures are available at the Chicago Board of Trade which are based on Federal Funds, Treasury Bills, and Eurodollar foreign exchange.
Quantitative law describing market dynamics before and after interest-rate change
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