Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A red worm, especially Enoplobranchus sanguineus or Polycirrus eximius, which is contractile into a red spot: found living on muddy bottoms as well as on and under oysters.
“For a long while, Wren sat quietly, poised as if she were a blood-drop on the point of a dagger.”
“But as they adjusted, he could make out the very dimmest of cloudy red above him, and blood-drop sparks where satellite meteors caught sunlight.”
“Each trickling blood-drop shall, with sudden power”
“He put the blood-drop on a slide and inserted it at one side of a comparison microscope, nodding.”
“And here, in a virtue pushed to the confines of vice, in the man's blind unintentional neglect of the woman for whom he would wring the last blood-drop out of his heart, you have the nucleus of more than half the pitiful domestic tragedies of India.”
“Commissioner Irvine knew he could depend upon them to see through to a finish, to their last ounce of strength and their last blood-drop, any bit of work given them to do.”
“The man who took his enemy's last blood-drop with relentless hate, gave his own blood with an equally unsparing hand if in so doing he might aid the cause of some sworn brother.”
“Mike" -- apples of Franklin, Connecticut, which are sweet, red of skin, snowy of pulp, and have a red spot, like a blood-drop, near the core; hence they are sometimes known as bloody-hearts.”
“A tear the Paphian sheds for each blood-drop of Adonis, and tears and blood on the earth are turned to flowers.”
“Every painful footfall that she made was the patter of a blood-drop.”
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