Bilbo



a long iron bar or bolt with sliding shackles and a lock, formerly attached to the ankles of prisoners.
a finely tempered sword.
Theodore Gilmore
[gil-mawr,, -mohr] /ˈgɪl mɔr,, -moʊr/ (Show IPA), 1877–1947, U.S. Southern populist politician: senator 1935–47.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
The Cock and Anchor Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
In the Cards Alan Cogan
The Lady of Lyons Edward Bulwer Lytton
In the Cards Alan Cogan

noun (pl) -bos, -boes
(formerly) a sword with a marked temper and elasticity
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