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Blood \Blood\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blooded; p. pr. & vb. n. Blooding.]

  1. To bleed. [Obs.]

  2. To stain, smear or wet, with blood. [Archaic]

    Reach out their spears afar, And blood their points.

  3. To give (hounds or soldiers) a first taste or sight of blood, as in hunting or war.

    It was most important too that his troops should be blooded.

  4. To heat the blood of; to exasperate. [Obs.]

    The auxiliary forces of the French and English were much blooded one against another.


n. (context medicine historical English) A bleeding. vb. (present participle of blood English)

Usage examples of "blooding".

The Blooding was a uniquely drow ritual, a rite of passage in which young dark elves were required to hunt and kill an intelligent or dangerous creature, preferably one native to the Lands of Light.

Faerie elves, as the light-dwelling elves were called, were the preferred target of those Blooding ceremonies that took the form of a raid, but they were seldom hunted Below.

Her own Blooding had been mere routine, not the grand adventure of which Liriel dreamed.

The spectacle provided by her Blooding had been unusually satisfying to the attending drow, and the revelry that it inspired was raucous and long.

Perhaps she did not understand the full meaning of her own Blooding ceremony, but she knew with certainly that she could no longer remain in the same complex as Xandra Shobalar.

She was alive, she had passed the test of the Blooding, she had repaid Xandra's treachery with public humiliation, she had even devised a way to keep from slaying the human wizard.

What would Gromph have to say about her unorthodox approach to the Blooding hunt and ceremony?

In my defense I will add that I studied him at great length before blooding him, and was convinced of his honesty and strength of character when I did.

The terrified herd beasts were stampeding about, but they had nowhere to go, and as their circling took them too close to the blooding queen again, she casually made a little hop and landed on one of the smaller creatures.

The peaks were falling fast below, and the air cooled a body heated by blooding and by sexual drive at its most potent point.

One blooding of a sword arm meant the competitor had to switch to his off hand or yield.

Broken teeth, broken heads and bloodings were common, as was death, by accident or on purpose if things got out of hand and tempers flared.

Though he must have been a fearsome sight himself with his batterings, torn clothes, bloodings, and doubtless wild eyes, she did not shrink from him.

The swords had been used over the centuries for sixty-three bloodings and thirty-one killsA total of ninety-four duels-no, make that ninety-fiveHe had forgotten to include the latest duel, the one that im-mediately preceded this contract.