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 for by-blow
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  By-blow \By"-blow`\, n.
     1. A side or incidental blow; an accidental blow.
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              With their by-blows they did split the very stones
              in pieces.                            --Bunyan.
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     2. An illegitimate child; a bastard.
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              The Aga speedily . . . brought her [his disgraced
              slave] to court, together with her pretty by-blow,
              the present Padre Ottomano.           --Evelyn.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents [syn:
           bastard, by-blow, love child, illegitimate child,
           illegitimate, whoreson]

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