Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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By-blow (Page: 198)

By"-blow` (?), n.

1. A side or incidental blow; an accidental blow.

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

2. 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.