blue billy

blue billy

n
(Animals) NZ an informal name for dove prion
[probably from the name Billy]
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True Blue Billy Butler, lost a bet in the 1980s and had to travel to Anfield and sing You'll Never Walk Alone.
It comes after fears spread on social media that the toxic waste was 'Blue Billy' - a hazardous chemical that contains cyanide.
The rise of the ironmasters in the mid 1800s, was likened to the American gold rush, but here it was iron ore or 'blue Billy', in the Cleveland Hills, not gold.
There were no visible social workers, nor any counsellors of any kind, trousers and socks were darned and patched with any kind of material and we swam in the polluted water of the nearby Blue Billy, a lake that contained everything from frog spawn and newts to anything from the steelworks and nearby water of the oily docks.
A League Apart follows true Blue Billy dating upmarket Villa fan Sandra from Sutton Coldfield.
Everton Independent Research Data, put together by True Blue Billy Smith under the pseudonym the Blue Correspondent, is trying to compile every single match report of every single Everton match, home, away and abroad, from all-time .
As true Blue Billy Butler was due to lose 30 minutes from his show to accommodate the Cup build-up, he decided to play a trick on Reds with the help of Liverpool impressionist Leslie Gibson.