Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Warm as blood; lukewarm.
“Long enough for him to finish drinking the blood-warm water and have it all dissipate in sweat.”
“The two Arabs pulled the vessel out through blood-warm water.”
“The rain had stopped, but the weather was still cloudy and—by the feel of my window glass—blood-warm.”
“Jayve lay back in a puddle of blood-warm rain and seawater in the "borrowed" dinghy and watched the belly lights of another big train drift overhead, hulls silhouetted against the citylit salmon-colored clouds like a string of pearls.”
“He slipped the ring, now blood-warm and damp with perspiration, over the knuckle of her middle finger.”
“He said he could, though his first teetering steps felt as if he were trying to make his way, dazed and slack-limbed, across a river of blood-warm water.”
“The contents proved to be blood-warm single malt, redolent of peat smoke and heather honey.”
“He brought a gust of wind and rain in with him, the wind blood-warm, the rain with the green taste of a stagnant pond.”
“So, when big drops of blood-warm rain fell on the mesa, it came as a complete surprise.”
“He likes his meat blood-warm, but still eats what Ox brings him.”
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