What is barnacle bill?

Famous quotes containing the words bill and/or barnacle:

    It is my belief that there are “absolutes” in our Bill of Rights, and that they were put there on purpose by men who knew what words meant, and meant their prohibitions to be “absolute.”
    Hugo Black (b. 1922)

    A barnacle goose
    Far up in the stretches of night; night splits and the dawn breaks loose;
    I, through the terrible novelty of light, stalk on, stalk on;
    Those great sea-horses bare their teeth and laugh at the dawn.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)