from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The tie of consanguinity or blood-relationship.


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  • DarkRiver was part of her soul through her blood-bond to Lucas, but her packmates were part of the very fabric of her heart.

    Deleted Scene from Branded By Fire

  • The blood-bond, Poppy thought when James raised his head at last.

    Night World No. 1

  • The internal alerts of both her blade and her blood-bond were nigh-unbearable, and she hardly dared contemplate what that meant to Tarma's well-being.

    The Oathbound

  • O'ertaken by death, for thee blood-bond is no refuge.

    Psalms of the Sisters

  • "The blood-bond is between us," assented the other, heartily enough, and yet knitting his brows as he spoke.

    The Doomsman

  • But in hoping to conceal her tragedy Rose Mary had not counted on the light love throws across the dark places that confront the steps of those of our blood-bond, and in an instant Uncle Tucker's torch of comprehension flamed high with the passion of indignation.

    Rose of Old Harpeth

  • Perhaps his Polynesian relative is simple, and conceived the blood-bond literally; perhaps he is shrewd, and himself entered the covenant with a view to gain.

    In the South Seas

  • Did I not recollect what Kalee told me about the blood-bond?

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXIII

  • "Nay, it is Ngalyema who has forgotten the blood-bond which exists between us.

    An African Adventure

  • But may not a child die in its own cradle, and the father continue feasting with the lords and the lairds, drinking and swearing, and debauching, when he knows that his honour is discharged, -- ay, and the blood-bond paid? "

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXIII


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