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BLOOD, kindred. This word, in the law sense, is used to signify relationship, stock, or family; as, of the blood of the ancestor. 1 Roper on Leg. 103; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 365. In a more extended sense, it means kindred generally. Bac. Max. Reg. 18.
     2. Brothers and sisters are said to be of the whole blood, (q. v.) if they have the same father and mother of the half blood, (q. v.) if they have only one parent in common. 5 Whart. Rep. 477.

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"He understands there can be few threats that are conceptually more bloodcurdling than being threatened with the prospect of being infected with HIV."
UN SecretaryGeneral Ban led the world body in its strong condemnation of the "bloodcurdling" attack, saying it is an act of horror and rank cowardice on defenceless children" going to school to learn.
Before addressing today's formal agenda, I would like to say a few words about the bloodcurdling attack today in Pakistan.
Pretoria (South Africa), July 2 ( ANI ): An acoustic expert has told a court in Pretoria, South Africa, that the bloodcurdling shrieks of blade runner Oscar Pistorius's dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp were a deafening 120 decibels after being shot at in their home.
Neighbour Michelle Burger testified on Monday that she heard "bloodcurdling" screams at the home less than 200 metres away from her own, before shots rang out in the early hours of February 14, 2013.
PRETORIA Mon Mar 3, 2014 (Reuters) - The first witness at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial told the court on Monday she heard "bloodcurdling screams" from a woman followed by shots, a dramatic opening to a case that could see one of global sport's most admired role models jailed for life.
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It was the latest in a long series of grisly and bloodcurdling predictions that Iranian military commanders have been making in an apparent effort to calm fears among the Iranian public that Iran's military cannot stand up to the US armed forces.
Few analysts believe North Korea's untried young dictator Kim Jong Un wants war, despite the bloodcurdling threats of recent weeks, but there are fears that a miscalculation could lead to dangerous escalation in the region.
The collection is wide ranging, from a bloodcurdling account of the story behind Davy Jones' locker, through the beautifully lyrical Japanese story, 'Mochimtsu's Music', to a modem day pirate story of exoticism with a surprising twist.
After his bloodcurdling threat of murdering activists - him being a minister is unacceptable!!"
5 years ago SHOCKED residents described how they woke in the early hours to bloodcurdling cries for help as a man lay burning in the street.