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 Bill of Fare (A).Bill of Lading. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Bill of Health.
A clean bill of health. A document, duly signed by the proper authorities, to certify that when the ship set sail no infectious disorder existed in the place.   1
   A foul bill of health is a document to show that the place was suffering from some infection when the ship set sail. If a captain cannot show a clean bill, he is supposed to have a foul one.   2

 Bill of Fare (A).Bill of Lading. 


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