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By-blow   /baɪ-bloʊ/   Listen
By-blow

noun
1.
The illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents.  Synonyms: bastard, illegitimate, illegitimate child, love child, whoreson.



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"By-blow" Quotes from Famous Books



... without help of wars or bloodshed. At the first we all hailed it, as hardening the roads, which for a month had been nigh impassable: and either commander took speedy advantage of it—Hopton to make a swift diversion into Sussex and capture Arundel Castle (which was but a by-blow, for in a few weeks he had lost it again), and our own general to post up with his short, quick legs to London, where in two days he had wrung from Essex good reinforcements, with promise of pay for the troops and a ...
— Corporal Sam and Other Stories • A. T. Quiller-Couch



Words linked to "By-blow" :   issue, progeny, offspring, bastard



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