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  • n. Alternative form of by-blow.


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  • From a serving maid's byblow, without property or privilege, he was suddenly become a free man, with a rightful place of his own in a kindred, heir to a respected sire, accepted by his prince.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • That Maxil is shepherded, disgraced, shamed, humiliated by a bullying byblow, while Fernan is feted and cozened?


  • Cast forth to the gutter's miring in the susceptible years of infancy, a girl of the town's byblow, what choice had I, in heaven's name?

    The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions

  • Since stags and hinds, when deeply wounded with darts, arrows, and bolts, if they do but meet the herb called dittany, which is common in Candia, and eat a little of it, presently the shafts come out and all is well again; even as kind Venus cured her beloved byblow Aeneas when he was wounded on the right thigh with an arrow by

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 4

  • Given its origin, I’m tempted to think of heckling as a byblow of flyting.


  • Venus cured her beloved byblow Aeneas when he was wounded on the right thigh with an arrow by Juturna, Turnus’s sister.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • a divorce in order that he might legitimize this byblow of his.

    We Can't Have Everything

  • Also we would wot how it goes with a lad whom we sent to thee when he was yet a babe, whereas he was some byblow of the late King, our lord and master, and we deemed thee both rich enough and kind enough to breed him into thriving without increasing pride upon him: and, firstly, is the lad yet alive? "

    Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair


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  • (noun) - An illegitimate child.

    --John Hotten's Slang Dictionary, 1887

    January 14, 2018