By-blow By"-blow`, n. 1. A side or incidental blow; an accidental blow. [1913 Webster]

With their by-blows they did split the very stones in pieces. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

2. An illegitimate child; a bastard. [1913 Webster]

The Aga speedily . . . brought her [his disgraced slave] to court, together with her pretty by-blow, the present Padre Ottomano. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • by-blow — by′ blow n. 1) an incidental or accidental blow 2) Also, bye′ blow . an illegitimate child; bastard • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • by-blow — [bī′blō΄] n. 1. an indirect blow or hit 2. Archaic a child born out of wedlock …   English World dictionary

  • by-blow — noun /ˈbaɪbləʊ/ a) A blow struck to the side or from the side, as in swordplay; a secondary or incidental strike of any sort. Either commander took speedy advantage of it Hopton to make a swift diversion into Sussex and capture Arundel Castle… …   Wiktionary

  • by-blow — /buy bloh /, n. 1. an incidental or accidental blow. 2. Also, bye blow. an illegitimate child; bastard. [1585 95; BY + BLOW1] * * * …   Universalium

  • by-blow — noun Date: 1592 1. an indirect blow 2. an illegitimate child …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • by-blow —   n. side blow; illegitimate child …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • by-blow — n. 1 a side blow not at the main target. 2 an illegitimate child …   Useful english dictionary

  • by-blow — noun Brit. dated a man s illegitimate child …   English new terms dictionary

  • by-blow — /ˈbaɪ bloʊ/ (say buy bloh) noun an illegitimate child …   Australian English dictionary

  • Blow by Blow — Студийный альбом Джеффа Бэка …   Википедия

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