billingsgate \BIL-ingz-gayt; -git\, noun:
- Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language.
Billingsgate is so called after Billingsgate, a former market in London celebrated for fish and foul language.
- A visual gimmick used in film and on stage where a person is surprised or taken aback by another's actions or words while drinking, and spits or sputters that liquid.
- Peregrine White: the first child of English parents born in present-day New England, came into the world on the Mayflower, docked in Massachusetts Bay (1620)
- New Jersey: the Garden State became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights (1789)
- Nuremberg trials: an Allied tribunal began trying Nazis for war crimes; the defense of "I was following orders" was not accepted (1945)
- Elizabeth II: the future queen of England married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey (1947)