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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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I smote blood upon the gateways of my kraal; with my own hand I smote it, that I might learn who were the true doctors and who were the false!
The shape was the shape of an aged woman, and even through the blood and mire I knew her.
He shall bewitch thee with blood indeed, Chaka--he and Unandi, thy mother, and Baleka, thy wife.
"On this the ghost of Teiresias went back to the house of Hades, for his prophecyings had now been spoken, but I sat still where I was until my mother came up and tasted the blood. Then she knew me at once and spoke fondly to me, saying, 'My son, how did you come down to this abode of darkness while you are still alive?
They gathered in crowds about the blood, and I considered how I might question them severally.
As soon as he had tasted the blood, he knew me, and weeping bitterly stretched out his arms towards me to embrace me; but he had no strength nor substance any more, and I too wept and pitied him as I beheld him.
You must have seen numbers of men killed either in a general engagement, or in single combat, but you never saw anything so truly pitiable as the way in which we fell in that cloister, with the mixing bowl and the loaded tables lying all about, and the ground reeking with our blood. I heard Priam's daughter Cassandra scream as Clytemnestra killed her close beside me.
In conclusion, we can say that Rh negative bloods are rarely found in public and private sector blood banks of two large cities of Pakistan.
ISLAMABAD -- Only 15 blood banks in the Federal Capital have valid licenses issued by Islamabad Blood Transfusion Authority (IBTA) while rest are illegally providing bloods to the patients.
At the very least in those instances, isotopic analysis would allow for the exclusion of sources that were not major contributors to blood lead because their isotopic composition could be very different from the blood lead ratios.
Objective: To assess the knowledge, practices and attitude of medical students towards blood donation.
Blood carries oxygen, food, blood cells, and waste products through the body where needed.