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  • Mahometan inhabitants strewn, like her innumerable flowers, over the blood-sprinkled fields, and floating along her river banks; she saw many tarry Zaporozhian trousers, and strong hands with black hunting-whips.

    Taras Bulba

  • Their names may be traced on the blood-sprinkled roll!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 76, February, 1864

  • The startled animal breaks away, spurns the blood-sprinkled soil, and flies thundering afar, rattling and clashing his iron hoofs on the pavement, marking his track with a long line of glittering sparks, flashing but to die in the dying light of evening!

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 1, January, 1864

  • Where the bones of our monarchs are blood-sprinkled still.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 339, January, 1844

  • The porphyry vases were filled with gorgeous boughs, leaves of deep scarlet, speckled, flushed, gold-spotted, rimmed with green, dashed with orange, tawny and crimson, blood-sprinkled, faint clear amber; all hues and combinations of color rioted and revelled in the crowded clusters.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859

  • One brother the other, with blood-sprinkled spear:

    Beowulf An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem

  • Walking when he could, crawling on hands and knees when his legs buckled under him, MacRae left a blood-sprinkled trail over grass and moss and fallen leaves.

    Poor Man's Rock

  • They speak, too, of the redemption on which the coming deliverance is based (chap.v. 9, 10; see below); and thus explain the object with which they had been associated with the blood-sprinkled mercy-seat.

    Commentary on Revelation

  • Once, under Austin's and young Craig's supervision, she tried shore-bird shooting; but the first broken wing from the gun on her left settled the thing for ever for her, and the horror of the blood-sprinkled, kicking mass of feathers haunted her dreams for a week.

    The Younger Set

  • Home to the false heart of false prince; grinding through skin and flesh and bones, cleaving that hot organ with broad blade of tempered copper, forcing one vicious screech from those tortured lungs, then causing that bulk to measure its length upon the blood-sprinkled sands.

    The Lost City


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