from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who spills or sheds blood; a bloodshedder. Quarterly Rev.
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Many prefer one Jesus over another, nice Christ over the blood-spiller.
He was such a happy little blood-spiller, just bursting to be at the enemy, that I hated to spoil his fun, but I was shot if I was going to be plunged into a cut-and-thrust brawl with those desperate brutes — and I had the perfect excuse for overriding him.
No, replied Meg Merrilies; youve missed your blow, ye blood-spiller! and ye have nothing to expect from the tempter.
It was the red thread of life and love, blood-color -- blood-maker, blood-spiller, heart-quickener, heart-sickener, the red thread of romance, of motherhood and of lust, birth and murder, family and bawdry.
She saw Kells the ruthless bandit, the organizer, the planner, and the blood-spiller.
'No,' replied Meg Merrilies; 'you've missed your blow, ye blood-spiller! and ye have nothing to expect from the tempter.'
‘No,’ replied Meg Merrilies; ‘you’ve missed your blow, ye blood-spiller! and ye have nothing to expect from the tempter.’