from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One whose duty is to issue billets to soldiers.
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Normandie arrive, dusty, thirsty, after a hard day's ride; but can find no billet-master, see no course in this City of confusions; cannot get to Besenval, cannot so much as discover where he is: Normandie must even bivouac there, in its dust and thirst, -- unless some patriot will treat it to a cup of liquor, with advices.
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