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A love letter. John was so enamored with the new girl in his class that he wrote a billet-doux and slipped it into her locker after school.


A complete change of opinion or belief. The phrase comes from the Italian term voltafaccia, meaning "about-turn." Everyone was surprised when the candidate made a complete volte-face on her stance on taxes.
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"For you, monsieur," said Planchet, presenting the billet to the young man.
"You are two friends of mine who are in want of a billet, and what could be more natural than that I should bring you both round to the managing director?"
346 in April imposed, a temporary import tariff of 15% on iron billets and 25% on steel rebar, set for 180 days.
Le public est attendu avec les grandes masses apres que la Federation (FRMF) ail lance l'operation de vente des billets des vendredi dernier.
FILE -- Iron CAIRO -- 15 April 2019: Egypt published the decision of collecting temporary protection fees on Egypt's imports of iron billets and steel rebar for 180 days in the Egyptian gazette.
If the request will alter any part of the funding line, it must be reviewed by the Resource Sponsor because they provide the funding for the billets.
Les nouveaux billets de banque, de 500 et 1.000 DA ainsi que la nouvelle piece de monnaie de 100 DA qui seront mis en circulation par la Banque d'Algerie, a partir de la deuxieme quinzaine de ce mois de fevrier ont ete devoile dimanche a Alger.
* Create lifelong relationships, as families often keep in contact with their billets throughout their college or professional careers and beyond.
Engaging with recent scholarship on the poetics of archives and on the agency of objects, this essay probes the entry billets as sites of friction: between hospital officials and the individuals they sought to document, and between the objects and the receptacles that were meant to contain them.
The agreement pertains to a guaranteed monthly supply of 50,000 tons of semi-finished steel, also known as billets, for SteelAsia's rolling mills in Davao City and Meycauayan, Bulacan.
It should be noted that the temperature field of billets at various piercing speeds shows similar distribution.
Patent 9,393,735 (July 19, 2016), "Solid State Drawing Laminated Polymer Billets," Hoang T.
As one of the world's leading producer of extrusion billets, and a major supplier to the aluminium extrusion market in the UAE, Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) is set to play a key role in fuelling this industry trend within the local market.