Definition of Bilboas
1. bilboa [n] - See also: bilboa
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Literary usage of Bilboas
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"... whom was the King's fon, came on board him ; all which he clapped in the bilboas : from whence he did not ..."
2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1824)
"Here am I, an please your honour, as just out of French prison, where 1 was clapt by the d—d moun- seers under bilboas," is the address with which this ..."
3. Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, in the Olden Time: Being a by John Fanning Watson (1870)
"... however, of slow use into families, and the story ran that they were pernicious to health ; and a lover of bilboas was said io die in five years! ..."
4. A History of the West Indies: Containing the Natural, Civil, and by Thomas Coke (1808)
"... and, after rummaging the vessel for contraband goods, without finding any, put the captain whose name was Jenkins to the torture called the bilboas, ..."
5. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1849)
"The whole crew were carried on board the Dutchman, and shackled in bilboas two by two. Mr Yonge was shackled with Jacob Perry, and remained in this state ..."
6. A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongueby Francis Grose by Francis Grose (1788)
"The bilboas ; the flocks. Cant. To BILK. To cheat. Let us bilk the rattling cove; let us cheat the hackney coachman of his fare. Cant. ..."