Definitions starting with B

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/bil/ v. 1. [W Car.; by passivization] to be built: Dat church buil' in 1936 (Nassau). (Black)

2. [Jam. idem (Cassidy p.c.)] to make (clothes): 1973 Taylors were constantly hounded to "build" pants with one back pocket, and coats that reached to the waist (Missick 34). That tailor build his suit (Long).

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Last update: 2010-09-15 03:03
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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