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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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Most pleasing of all for a side whose commitment had been called into question was the manner in which Newcastle fought back after conceding a soft opening goal to a team who are usually ruthless once they have tasted blood.
Nearly every patient bears scars where healers have rubbed herbs into flesh cuts -- made by used blades that often have tasted blood infected with HIV!
That's the fear, it's like they have tasted blood and it has become very very dangerous.'
Yes, there may be some more solidity in the middle order with the arrival of Cheteshwar Pujara and experience in the bowling line-up with Zaheer Khan, but they will be up against a fired up South Africa who have tasted blood.
Many of Cameron's back-benchers have now tasted blood and there is no guarantee they won't defy the whips again.
Perhaps Eking acquired a killer instinct when he tasted blood in the many battles he fought.
Having tasted blood, an upbeat Bangladesh team is ready to deal one final blow on their opponents to write a fresh chapter at the Sher- e- Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the day- night game.
While most others target host-seeking mosquitoes looking for a blood meal, these traps target those that have already tasted blood, making them the most dangerous because they may have bitten someone infected with the dengue virus.
"A young child would stand no chance against two dogs who have tasted blood.