Blood money
(Blood" mon`ey)

1. Money paid to the next of kin of a person who has been killed by another.

2. Money obtained as the price, or at the cost, of another's life; — said of a reward for supporting a capital charge, of money obtained for betraying a fugitive or for committing murder, or of money obtained from the sale of that which will destroy the purchaser.

(Blood"root`) n. (Bot.) A plant with a red root and red sap, and bearing a pretty, white flower in early spring; — called also puccoon, redroot, bloodwort, tetterwort, turmeric, and Indian paint. It has acrid emetic properties, and the rootstock is used as a stimulant expectorant. See Sanguinaria.

In England the name is given to the tormentil, once used as a remedy for dysentery.

(Blood"shed`) n. [Blood + shed] The shedding or spilling of blood; slaughter; the act of shedding human blood, or taking life, as in war, riot, or murder.

(Blood"shed`der) n. One who sheds blood; a manslayer; a murderer.

(Blood"shed`ding) n. Bloodshed. Shak.

(Blood"shot`) a. [Blood + shot, p. p. of shoot to variegate.] Red and inflamed; suffused with blood, or having the vessels turgid with blood, as when the conjunctiva is inflamed or irritated.

His eyes were bloodshot, . . . and his hair disheveled.

(Blood"-shot`ten) a. Bloodshot. [Obs.]

(Blood"stick") n. (Far.) A piece of hard wood loaded at one end with lead, and used to strike the fleam into the vein. Youatt.

(Blood"stone`) n. (Min.) (a) A green siliceous stone sprinkled with red jasper, as if with blood; hence the name; — called also heliotrope. (b) Hematite, an ore of iron yielding a blood red powder or "streak."

(Blood"stroke`) n. [Cf. F. coup de sang.] Loss of sensation and motion from hemorrhage or congestion in the brain. Dunglison.

(Blood"suck`er) n.

1. (Zoöl.) Any animal that sucks blood; esp., the leech and related species.

2. One who sheds blood; a cruel, bloodthirsty man; one guilty of bloodshed; a murderer. [Obs.] Shak.

3. A hard and exacting master, landlord, or money lender; an extortioner.

(Blood"thirst`y) a. Eager to shed blood; cruel; sanguinary; murderous.Blood"thirst`i*ness n.

(Blood"ulf) n. (Zoöl.) The European bullfinch.

Blood vessel
(Blood" ves`sel) (Anat.) Any vessel or canal in which blood circulates in an animal, as an artery or vein.

(Blood"wite` Blood"wit`) n. [AS. blwite; bld blood, + wite wite, fine.] (Anc. Law) A fine or amercement paid as a composition for the shedding of blood; also, a riot wherein blood was spilled.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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