billynoun [ C ]uk /ˈbɪl.i/ us /ˈbɪl.i/ also billycan, UK
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- Often you know by the stars how long it will be before daylight, and stir up the fire, put on the billy, and get the saddles and packs in order.
- She showed me a sore on her arm, and the thought struck me that I would boil some water in the billy and wash her arm with a sponge.
- The fire was only alight ten minutes at the most, and you can't cook anything or boil a billy in that time, I know.
- Then, after boiling the billy and eating some fearfully tough corned meat, we get into the boat again, hoist our sail, and land at the little township just after dark.