Cool blood

COOL BLOOD. A phrase sometimes used to signify tranquillity, or calmness; that is, the condition of one who has the calm and undisturbed use of his reason. In cases of homicide, it frequently becomes necessary to. ascertain whether the act of the person killing was done in cool blood or not, in order to ascertain the degree of his guilt. Bac. Ab. Murder, B; Kiel 56 Sid. 177 Lev. 180. Vide Intention; Murder; Manslaughter; Will.

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On those occasions the sense of superiority which the large bird feels every where over the small, warmed their cool blood, and set them screeching cheerfully in the stillness of the night.
One morning, in cool blood, I slipped a noose about its neck and hung it to the limb of a tree; - hung it with the tears streaming from my eyes, and with the bitterest remorse at my heart; - hung it because I knew that it had loved me, and because I felt it had given me no reason of offence; - hung it because I knew that in so doing I was committing a sin - a deadly sin that would so jeopardize my immortal soul as to place it - if such a thing wore possible - even beyond the reach of the infinite mercy of the Most Merciful and Most Terrible God.
Writing of it now, in cool blood, this seems as wild and hopeless a plan as ever was imagined.
Shall I, in cool blood, set loose upon the earth a daemon whose delight is in death and wretchedness?
I think he trusted a little also to the energy which is begotten by circumstances--some feeling rushing warmly and making resolve easy, while debate in cool blood had only made it more difficult.
Well, when I came to think it all over in cool blood I was very much astonished, as you may both think, at this sudden commission which had been intrusted to me.
In short letter for the International Community Nadeem's father, who died in the 66 th of Nakba remembrance with his friend Mohammad to convicted the responsible solider, who killed my son and his friend in cool blood.
Resist the urge to rub your arms and legs (which would send the cool blood from your extremities straight to your core) or gulp hot liquids (which would trigger a rush of blood to your skin)," Wired writes.
In the rete, hot blood surging from the heart via the carotid artery flows into smaller arteries surrounded by cool blood returning from the nose and face.
Since such crimes could be seen as committed with impunity, the youth wondered whether "there shall be a freedom, there shall be a day when the sound of gun shall not be heardC*or there will be established government to depends the rights of people" facing death in cool blood.
New research from Dr Gordon Gallup of the State University of New York has found that yawning sends a surge of cool blood to the brain, giving you an instant energy boost.