darby

darby

[dahr-bee]
noun, plural darbies. Building Trades.
a float having two handles, used by plasterers.

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

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Darby

[dahr-bee]
noun
a city in SE Pennsylvania.

darbies

[dahr-beez]
plural noun British Slang.
handcuffs; manacles.

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

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

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