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  • "Come on, pard," called Old Bill, eagerly, to Mortimer; "let's go an 'rake down de dough."

    Thoroughbreds

  • It was "Old Bill" who was deficient in natatory prowess -- Old Bill, the sailor.

    The Boy Slaves

  • The boys confirmed that indeed Old Bill was out west with Fremont.

    Isabelle

  • Far from universal outrage over the presumed breach of parliamentary privilege, what is clear at the time of the first reports was amusement, observing that most ordinary people rather enjoyed the prospect of an MP's pad being turned over by the Old Bill.

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  • Instinctively, I turned the tables on him and started accusing him of asking so many questions, he must be Old Bill.

    Both Sides of the Fence -A Life Under Cover

  • When he was level with me he pointed and, still walking slowly, said, 'I've just heard you're Old Bill.'

    Both Sides of the Fence -A Life Under Cover

  • Someone was gras sing big time, passing word of forthcoming blags to Old Bill, and it seemed the Ryans were seen as the likely culprits.

    Maura's Game

  • "Don't matter either way, we own the Old Bill looking into it."

    Maura's Game

  • He had brought trouble to her door many times: other birds some with babies, debt collectors, Old Bill.

    Maura's Game

  • 'Put this coat on and these shoes and we'll just walk out of here before Old Bill arrives.

    faceless

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