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By-blow

By-blow

1. A side or incidental blow; an accidental blow. With their by-blows they did split the very stones in pieces. (Bunyan)

2. An illegitimate child; a bastard. The Aga speedily . . . Brought her [his disgraced slave] to court, together with her pretty by-blow, the present Padre Ottomano. (Evelyn)


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