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bottle bill


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bottle bill a statute that would require merchants to reclaim used bottles
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In literature:

Bill Huggis hummed as he pulled the cork out of the bottle.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
Bill was mixing a bottle of medicine to drench a sick mule.
"The Old Santa Fe Trail" by Henry Inman
On waking up he had asked for a cutlet, a bottle of Chateau d'Yquem, and some grapes, paper, and ink, and his bill.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Bill made a 'orrible noise in his throat, and kept on staring at the bottle till they thought 'e'd gone crazy.
"Odd Craft, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
Oysters, turtle-soup, a truffled filet, and a bottle of Veuve Cliquot iced, composed my simple bill of fare.
"Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume V (of X)" by Various
Mr. Billings held in his hand a sealed quart bottle with a familiar and famous label.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
Bill was among them with a well filled bottle in his hand.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
Bill returned with a bottle of wine and seven eggs.
"The Red Horizon" by Patrick MacGill
Bill shook his head and set the bottle well out of his reach.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
Bill was among them with a well-filled bottle in his hand.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
See those bottles over there under Bill's stool?
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
Bill was always supplied with his drink from a different bottle to that out of which the strangers were served.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
As a preliminary to his courting trip, Bill took a drink from a bottle that he kept handy in his corner.
"Mystery Ranch" by Arthur Chapman
Take this bill and go down and get a bottle of wine; and mind you, don't keep the change either.
"The Spiritualists and the Detectives" by Allan Pinkerton
Bill received me again most civilly, as he also did a bottle of brandy.
"Los Gringos" by H. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise
Bill, he told me yesterday that he seen Lafe taking a drink out of a bottle with the horse wrangler.
"The Sheriff of Badger" by George B. Pattullo
Billing, whom he seemed to regard as a joss or a bottle imp, he was temperate, too, in his remarks about everybody else.
"The High Heart" by Basil King
He never pays the bill till this bottle is full.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 3" by Various
Corrigan's bill amounted to $73, including one-half gallon of whisky and one bottle of brandy "for medicine," and his too was receipted.
"The Comstock Club" by Charles Carroll Goodwin
After von Klausen had paid the bill, Stainton, who felt more tired than he had expected to feel, ordered another bottle of burgundy.
"Running Sands" by Reginald Wright Kauffman

In poetry:

And my bed was hard and my food was poor,
And my work was harder still
Dragging a cart from door to door -
The slave of Bottle-oh Bill.
Till even he, for a few mean bob,
Sold me into this hateful job.
"The Cab Horses' Story" by C J Dennis

In news:

It's time to update the Bottle Bill .
A revision to Oregon's first-in-the-nation bottle bill is headed back to the House floor after a brief detour to the Rules Committee for some minor changes.
The price of bottled water is up while sales are down in New York state where a revised bottle bill took effect last year.
Bottled water sales are on the decline in New York state where a revised bottle bill took effect late last year.
Beer Wholesalers on the Expanded Bottle Bill .
Bottle bill is impractical.
Push Back On Bottle Bill .
Bottling Pressure On Bottle Bill.
Environmental activists are turning up the heat on their push for a "bigger better" bottle bill.
Bill would have required bottled water companies to provide information on bottling and sales.
What sits behind your bar is not just bottles and taps, it's dollar bills.
Music / Post No Bills Adventures in Modern Music: Sharon Van Etten at the Bottle.
Aida Bistro Wine Bar in Columbia owner Joe Barbera, pictured at some of the wine taps, hopes that an amendment to a Howard County bill will allow his and other restaurants to sell wine-to-go in refillable bottles similar to growlers for beer.
Bottle bill is impractical .
CHUCK STINNETT / THE GLEANER For some 55 years, Bill Hagan has been involved in some aspect of alcohol sales, from bottles of beer at a pool hall to wholesale sales.