an incidental or accidental blow.
Also bye-blow . an illegitimate child; bastard.
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How to use by-blow in a sentence
For those seeking a blow-by-blow account of the conflict, this book will more than satisfy.
In the Vietnam era, the public often participated in such debates, because we received blow-by-blow accounts from the battlefield.
He gives a blow-by-blow account of a mission that ends in tragedy for some of the soldiers but in triumph for Karzai.
A blow-by-blow guide to the four stages of market-related sexual dysfunction.
The next half hour covered a blow-by-blow account of Paul Brennan's efforts to have the minor restored to him.The Fourth R | George Oliver Smith
In fact, I got a blow-by-blow description of your entire escape from them.Captives of the Flame | Samuel R. Delany
Nature had meant him for a butcher, but, being a by-blow of a great house, a discerning patron had diverted him bishopward.The Yeoman Adventurer | George W. Gough
They are this far right, that romance is a late by-blow of the ageless creative hunger.Mountain | Clement Wood
Tush, a by-blow for mirth, we must have better purchase, we want a fourth for another project that I have ripen'd.Beaumont and Fletcher's Works (9 of 10) | Francis Beaumont
British Dictionary definitions for by-blow
a passing or incidental blow
an archaic word for a bastard
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