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(Blood"bird`) n. (Zoöl.) An Australian honeysucker (Myzomela sanguineolata); so called
from the bright red color of the male bird.
(Blood"-bol`tered) a. [Blood + Prov. E. bolter to mat in tufts. Cf. Balter.] Having the
hair matted with clotted blood. [Obs. & R.]
The blood-boltered Banquo smiles upon me.
(Blood"ed), a. Having pure blood, or a large admixture or pure blood; of approved breed; of the
Used also in composition in phrases indicating a particular condition or quality of blood; as, cold-blooded; warm-
(Blood"flow`er) n. [From the color of the flower.] (Bot.) A genus of bulbous plants, natives
of Southern Africa, named Hæmanthus, of the Amaryllis family. The juice of H. toxicarius is used by the
Hottentots to poison their arrows.
(Blood"guilt`y) a. Guilty of murder or bloodshed. "A bloodguilty life." Fairfax. Blood"guilt`i*ness
n. Blood"guilt`less, a.
(Blood"hound`) n. A breed of large and powerful dogs, with long, smooth, and pendulous
ears, and remarkable for acuteness of smell. It is employed to recover game or prey which has escaped
wounded from a hunter, and for tracking criminals. Formerly it was used for pursuing runaway slaves.
Other varieties of dog are often used for the same purpose and go by the same name. The Cuban
bloodhound is said to be a variety of the mastiff.
(Blood"i*ly) adv. In a bloody manner; cruelly; with a disposition to shed blood.
1. The state of being bloody.
2. Disposition to shed blood; bloodthirstiness.
All that bloodiness and savage cruelty which was in our nature.
(Blood"less), a. [AS. bldleás.]
1. Destitute of blood, or apparently so; as, bloodless cheeks; lifeless; dead.
The bloodless carcass of my Hector sold.
2. Not attended with shedding of blood, or slaughter; as, a bloodless victory. Froude.
3. Without spirit or activity.
Thou bloodless remnant of that royal blood !
Blood"less*ly, adv. Blood"less*ness, n.
(Blood"let`) v. t. [AS. bldltan; bld blood + latan to let.] bleed; to let blood. Arbuthnot.
(Blood"let`ter) n. One who, or that which, lets blood; a phlebotomist.
(Blood"let`ting), n. (Med.) The act or process of letting blood or bleeding, as by opening
a vein or artery, or by cupping or leeches; esp. applied to venesection.