Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who spills or sheds blood; a bloodshedder. Quarterly Rev.

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Examples

  • Many prefer one Jesus over another, nice Christ over the blood-spiller.

    Scott Cheshire: I Dream of Jesus--As Barack and Hillary Join the Collective Unconscious

  • He was such a happy little blood-spiller, just bursting to be at the enemy, that I hated to spoil his fun, but I was shot if I was going to be plunged into a cut-and-thrust brawl with those desperate brutes — and I had the perfect excuse for overriding him.

    Flashman on the March

  • ‘No, ’ replied Meg Merrilies; ‘you’ve missed your blow, ye blood-spiller! and ye have nothing to expect from the tempter.

    Chapter LIV

  • It was the red thread of life and love, blood-color -- blood-maker, blood-spiller, heart-quickener, heart-sickener, the red thread of romance, of motherhood and of lust, birth and murder, family and bawdry.

    We Can't Have Everything

  • She saw Kells the ruthless bandit, the organizer, the planner, and the blood-spiller.

    The Border Legion

  • 'No,' replied Meg Merrilies; 'you've missed your blow, ye blood-spiller! and ye have nothing to expect from the tempter.'

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • ‘No,’ replied Meg Merrilies; ‘you’ve missed your blow, ye blood-spiller! and ye have nothing to expect from the tempter.’

    Guy Mannering

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