Bilboes



a finely tempered sword.
Historical Examples

Stage-coach and Tavern Days Alice Morse Earle
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
Curious Punishments of Bygone Days Alice Morse Earle
The Historical Child Oscar Chrisman
The American Indians Henry R. Schoolcraft
On the Spanish Main John Masefield
Curious Punishments of Bygone Days Alice Morse Earle
Heralds of Empire Agnes C. Laut
Diary of Richard Cocks Vol. I Richard Cocks
Pagan Papers Kenneth Grahame

plural noun
a long iron bar with two sliding shackles, formerly used to confine the ankles of a prisoner
noun (pl) -bos, -boes
(formerly) a sword with a marked temper and elasticity
n.

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