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  • Christopher Marlowe demanded in "Tamburlaine," his blood-sodden drama about a megalomaniacal one-time shepherd who had swaggered and slaughtered his way to a vast Asiatic empire in the 14th century.

    The Greatest of Them All

  • The light! ell on the faces of the bodies near my feet, and I shrank back horrified as I saw that they were Watson and Oliver, both apparently dead, and beyond them the shattered corpse of Taylor sprawled on the blood-sodden straw.

    THE NUMBERS

  • Then, gesturing to the boy to pass a pair of large-bladed scissors from her bag, she began to cut away Anatole's blood-sodden clothes.

    Sepulchre

  • As we stare dazedly over the blood-sodden landscapes of two continents, we remember -- too late -- the only thing Bush ever did in his entire life with any enthusiasm was "execute."

    When We Forget to Remember...

  • Holocaust museums should be as prevalent as shopping malls, upon the blood-sodden soil of this land.

    America Has Left the Building: An Open Missive of Anger and Hope

  • Dressed in a blue boiler suit, the body was still warm: the blood-sodden head was bound over the eyes with brown plastic tape and wrapped in a black bin liner.

    Archive 2004-05-30

  • Dressed in a blue boiler suit, the body was still warm: the blood-sodden head was bound over the eyes with brown plastic tape and wrapped in a black bin liner.

    May 30, 2004

  • We see ourselves as Lambs of God, shepherded by the golden hand of Horatio Alger; when, in actuality, given the blood-sodden ground we stand upon and our talents for self-invention and relentless salesmanship, the quintessential American is closer to Mary Kay, accessorized with a Gatlin gun.

    The Rise of Pharmatopia

  • Dressed in a blue boiler suit, the body was still warm: the blood-sodden head was bound over the eyes with brown plastic tape and wrapped in a black bin liner.

    "Hey - I've Been Tortured Too !"

  • The light! ell on the faces of the bodies near my feet, and I shrank back horrified as I saw that they were Watson and Oliver, both apparently dead, and beyond them the shattered corpse of Taylor sprawled on the blood-sodden straw.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

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