from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A feud arising from vengeance for a murder. See vendetta.


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  • By the same token, Nalasu could not tell Jerry of the blood-feud with the Annos, nor of how he had lost his eyesight.


  • As the lights dimmed and the flickering New York blood-feud began it was obvious this cross-section of late-night Londoners was split for a favourite as jaunty optimism and defeatist pessimism vied noisily through each successive unrelenting round of, in turn, skill, passion, bitterness, and defiant courage of shuddering intensity.

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  • Most locals apparently believed that the compound housed either a Pashtun family involved in a tribal blood-feud or a drug smuggling operation.

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  • Still, getting into an enemy-for-life blood-feud with Tom Tancredo is a pretty excellent consolation prize!

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  • The most evil men in recent Shin'a'in history were those men who had slaughtered Clan Tale'sedrin, down to the last and littlest child-except for the famed Tarma shena Tale'sedrin who had declared blood-feud, been taken as Swordsworn, then tracked them down and eliminated them all.

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  • The "Hills" -- the whole East, for that matter -- are ever ready to form a new sect or join a new band or a new blood-feud.

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  • A man with a blood-feud, and his foe hard after him, may sleep in safety at a faquir's grave.

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  • Given the imperative of the blood-feud in Germanic society, one insult or injury real or imagined could have initiated a cycle of vengeance that could have taken years to break.

    Cearl, King of the Mercians

  • Interesting that he uses the name Uhtred, and then has the blood-feud motif against a Dane too.

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  • In one of the Icelandic sagas a woman steals butter and cheese from her neighbour because she has been careless and her own has run out, and provokes a deadly blood-feud.

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