Dar"bies (?), n. pl.

Manacles; handcuffs.

[Cant]

Jem Clink will fetch you the darbies. Sir W. Scott.

⇒ In "The Steel Glass" by Gascoigne, printed in 1576, occurs the line "To binde such babes in father Derbies bands."

 

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