[ bahy-bloh ]
/ ˈbaɪˌbloʊ /
an incidental or accidental blow.
Also bye-blow . an illegitimate child; bastard.
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Example sentences from the Web for by-blow
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
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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