By"-blow` (?), n.


A side or incidental blow; an accidental blow.

With their by-blows they did split the very stones in pieces. Bunyan.


An illegitimate child; a bastard.

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


© Webster 1913.

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