"You can use the vial to blackmail your way back," Jade added.
Fortunately a peculiarly shameless attempt to blackmail Stephen Bocskay, a rich and powerful Transylvanian nobleman, converted a long Bocskay (q.v.), a quiet but resolute man, having once made up his mind to rebel, never paused till he had established satisfactory relations between the Austrian court and the Hungarians.
Then he added, "You didn't try to blackmail him into quitting the election, did you?"
The mountain tribes on the road (the Oxii, Pers, Huzha), accustomed to exact blackmail even from the king's train, learnt by a bitter lesson that a stronger hand had come to wield the empire.
26), which were glad to have on their frontiers a protector so valiant as David, even at the expense of the blackmail which he levied in return.