Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spot or trace of blood.
“Monster Snuggies are machine washable, flameproof, and blood-stain resistant!”
“Wherever it was, there is a blood-stain in the pavement which our Granadan guide failed to show us, possibly from a patriotic pique that there are no blood-stains in the Alhambra with personal associations.”
“Turning round, on the other side of the terrace, under a caper-bush that hung like a blood-stain from the grey wall above her, stood a little grey woman whose fingers were busy.”
“When he reached the first partition, he saw a blood-stain on the ground.”
“- The blood-stain on Kirk's uniform (from Scotty's dying relative) changes size & position.”
“For the rest, she wore a peasant shirt now, and the ragged knee-breeches, complete with blood-stain.”
“As he held the waxen print close to the blood-stain, it did not take a magnifying glass to see that the two were undoubtedly from the same thumb.”
“Should the blood-stain on the metal be long exposed to the air, rust may be mixed with the blood, when the test will fail.”
“Next morning we found the ridge vacant, with only heaps of empty cartridge cans and an occasional blood-stain on the rocks to show where our enemy had lain.”
“Wash the blood-stain from your fingers, Bury your war-clubs and your weapons, Break the red stone from this quarry, Mould and make it into”
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