blood-boltered love


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the hair matted with clotted blood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Clotted or clogged with blood.


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  • It is nothing less than surrender dressed up in deepest, blood-boltered hypocrisy.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Bring near the blood-boltered corpses of those hapless chiefs, foully slain by foes unworthy, with whom lay the decision of the contest.

    The Suppliants

  • Lucia's final collapse into full-on, blood-boltered insanity, accompanied by the fabulously weird sound of a glass harmonica, is ironically the only time she's really free of the sexual, emotional and physical brutality with which she is tyrannized by her brother, her lover and her pastor.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • Thereat he grew abusive, taunting me with my mother's murder and those blood-boltered fiends.


  • I feel myself blood-boltered; then I look back on my cleared grass, and count myself an ally in a fair quarrel, and make stout my heart.

    Vailima Letters

  • He made an eager grace of life and was arrested in mid-path by blood-boltered men whose name will live in infamy down the passage of the years.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • Sharpe tried to count the little bodies, but could not always tell where one blood-boltered corpse began and another ended.

    Sharpe's Battle

  • Patrick Harper had shouted at them in a voice that would have silenced hell itself, a voice that had called Battalions to order across the vast spaces of windy parade grounds, and the gunners stared with astonishment into the courtyard below where a blood-boltered giant seemed to hold a small cannon in his hands.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • Like "the blood-boltered Banquo," it would confront again the eyes that had hoped to look upon it no more.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

  • That treatment of the character was, doubtless, in part a necessary consequence of Shakespeare's perfunctory adoption of the Tudor doctrine that Richard was a blood-boltered monster; but in a larger degree it was the result of Cibber's vulgar distortion of the original piece.

    Shadows of the Stage


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