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  • n. Plural form of by-blow.


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  • Some of us are genuine throw-a-ways cheap paperbacks, made in China dolls, illegitimate by-blows no one had a plan for, literature and pop culture the only parents we've ever known.

    Bitter Ballads - No. 3

  • Family rumor says my daddy had some by-blows in another county, but I never got names out of anybody.


  • What man wouldn't be bored by a spaced-out zombie and her by-blows?

    Fox Evil

  • The masters hiding one of his by-blows in this house, and you apparently helping him to do so!

    Daring Deception

  • The effect was striking, Alaire had to admit, and began to wonder if the King's personal servants here were relatives, or perhaps favored by-blows.

    Prison Of Souls

  • He was right enough-I daresay I have by-blows all over the shop (India, mostly, and there's a Count Pencherjevsky in Russia whose paternity don't bear close scrutiny) and one of 'em was sure to come home to roost in the end.

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • Guillaume took with him his two new mistresses and all his by-blows, each magnificently clothed, as if they rode to a festival.

    The Certain Hour

  • See also how they did beat the ground with their feet as they fought, to make good their places against each other, how also with their by-blows they did split the very stones in pieces.

    The Pilgrim’s Progress, in the Similitude of a Dream; The Second Part. Paras. 300-399

  • Commissioners have gotten such a tight Hold; and as for Grandchildren of the by-blows of King Charles II., good lack! to hear them talk of the

    The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 2 of 3 Who was a sailor, a soldier, a merchant, a spy, a slave among the moors...

  • I do not speak of open warfare on stricken fields, or even of pitiless slaughter wrought by those who, when their blood is hot, "do not their work negligently;" but of bitter by-blows, dealt on either side, such as humanity cannot lightly forget or forgive -- of passions roused, that will rankle savagely long after this generation shall be dust.

    Border and Bastille


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