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darbies


darbies


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Darbies  \Dar"bies\,  n.  pl 
  Manacles;  handcuffs.  [Cant] 
 
  Jem  Clink  will  fetch  you  the  darbies.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  Note:  In  ``The  Steel  Glass''  by  Gascoigne,  printed  in  1576, 
  occurs  the  line  ``To  binde  such  babes  in  father  Derbies 
  bands.''