from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Warm as blood; lukewarm.


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  • Long enough for him to finish drinking the blood-warm water and have it all dissipate in sweat.

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  • The two Arabs pulled the vessel out through blood-warm water.

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  • The rain had stopped, but the weather was still cloudy and—by the feel of my window glass—blood-warm.

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  • Jayve lay back in a puddle of blood-warm rain and seawater in the "borrowed" dinghy and watched the belly lights of another big train drift overhead, hulls silhouetted against the citylit salmon-colored clouds like a string of pearls.

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  • He slipped the ring, now blood-warm and damp with perspiration, over the knuckle of her middle finger.

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  • He said he could, though his first teetering steps felt as if he were trying to make his way, dazed and slack-limbed, across a river of blood-warm water.

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  • The contents proved to be blood-warm single malt, redolent of peat smoke and heather honey.

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  • He brought a gust of wind and rain in with him, the wind blood-warm, the rain with the green taste of a stagnant pond.

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  • So, when big drops of blood-warm rain fell on the mesa, it came as a complete surprise.

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  • He likes his meat blood-warm, but still eats what Ox brings him.

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