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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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Every new note from behind sounded to their frightened ears the coming of The Sheik and his bloodthirsty entourage.
As you have divined, sir, we are not mad; neither are we violent or bloodthirsty."
She had occasionally caught glimpses of these men in girlhood, looking over hedges, or peeping through bushes, and pointing their guns, strangely accoutred, a bloodthirsty light in their eyes.
Firing as they ran, the bloodthirsty horde raced for the veranda.
At the same instant a female figure dashed into the midst of the bloodthirsty horde, and, with a bludgeon similar to their own, except that it was wrought from gold, beat back the advancing men.
"I really think that dad feels more bloodthirsty when he talks about some of our politicians than he does about the Germans," she declared.
You wouldn't have thought mild little Gus could be so bloodthirsty, would you?
He scrambled up the bank with a speed that could not be exceeded by a bloodthirsty man.
Well, for my part, I, a bloodthirsty ruffian, who can go and stand close to a scaffold, in order to have a better view of the king's execution -- I remain."
class="MsoNormalMENTAL ILLNESSExperts and clerics attribute the gruesome killings to depression, crimes of passion and bloodthirsty cults.
As the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) marked its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, its founding chair, Jose Maria Sison, called President Rodrigo Duterte a bloodthirsty 'murder maniac' who represented an oligarchy worse than that of dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
This leaves his position a point of contention between the conservative old guard, represented by Scythe Curie, and the far more bloodthirsty members of the new guard, led by an all-too-familiar enemy.