plural noun British Slang.
handcuffs; manacles.

1565–75; probably from the phrase Darby's bonds a rigid bond, perhaps named after a noted 16th-century usurer

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noun, plural darbies. Building Trades.
a float having two handles, used by plasterers.

1565–75; perhaps after a proper name or Derby, England

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darbies (ˈdɑːbɪz)
pl n
(Brit) See handcuff short for handcuffs
[C16: perhaps from the phrase Father Derby's or Father Darby's bonds, a rigid agreement between a usurer and his client]

Darby (ˈdɑːbɪ)
Abraham. 1677--1717, British iron manufacturer: built the first coke-fired blast furnace (1709)

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Use bull floats or darbies to smooth surfaces, leaving it free of lumps or hollows.
Bring slab surfaces to correct level as above, and use bull floats or darbies to smooth surface, free of humps or hollows.
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