theodore bilbo

Bilbo

[bil-boh]
noun
Theodore Gilmore [gil-mawr, -mohr] , 1877–1947, U.S. Southern populist politician: senator 1935–47.
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bilbo (ˈbɪlbəʊ)
 
n , pl -bos, -boes
(formerly) a sword with a marked temper and elasticity
 
[C16: from Bilboa, variant (in English) of Bilbao, Spain, noted for its blades]

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bilbo
"kind of sword noted for temper and elasticity," 1590s, from Bilbao, town in northern Spain where swords were made, in English Bilboa. The town name is Roman Bellum Vadum "beautiful ford" (over the Nervion River).
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