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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BILBOES

Up with the prisoner, and let us get him safely into the bilboes.'

Restraint, durance, confinement under arrest, or in the bilboes.

Here, Nicholls, this man is your prisoner; get the bilboes and clap them on him.

For which Mr. Rowe carid hym abord and put hym in the bilboes.

One of the earliest of these instruments of punishment was the bilboes.

They took him and told him he should go to the bilboes, and then be hanged.

They'll lie safely in the bilboes, even if we do not run them up to the yard-arm.

It was a rule that none should speak to a man in the bilboes.

An they do not confess, they may be set in the bilboes and whipped.

Then for — but O these bilboes on our ankles, how mercilessly they grip!

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.