Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- As warm as blood at its natural temperature.
“The thought, "wilderness," stirred the ghost animal, ran cold fingers through the pelt that wasn't there; mountains like black glass and slivers of snow and the blood-hot howl on ice-flavoured air . . .”
“In the blood-hot heat, Harry knew his old life was nearly over.”
“The weight of what I just saw drops me to my knees and blood-hot tears stream down my cheeks.”
“As he trudged through the blood-hot dust in clumsy riding-boots and led his charger on the left flank of the guns, Harry Bellairs fumed and fretted in a way to make no man envy him.”
“Therefore, if by play he be hot and dry, bread will ill go down; and so if he cannot have drink but upon that condition, he will be forced to forbear; for, if he be very hot, he should by no means drink; at least a good piece of bread first to be eaten, will gain time to warm the beer blood-hot, which then he may drink safely.”
“It gathered seed by day, when the bull pawed up the snow, and roosted at night between the mighty horns, snuggling in the wool, with its toes held warm against the monster's blood-hot neck.”
“William justice, he would not allow his men to enter the city while they were blood-hot; and so prevented, as far as he could, the excesses which”
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