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half blood

also half-blood (hăf′blŭd′, häf′-)
a. The relationship existing between persons having only one parent in common.
b. A person existing in such a relationship.
2. Often Offensive A person of mixed racial descent, especially a person of Native American and white parentage.
3. A half-blooded domestic animal.

half′-blood′ adj.


1. (Genetics)
a. the relationship between individuals having only one parent in common
b. an individual having such a relationship
2. (Genetics) a less common name for a half-breed
3. (Genetics) a half-blooded domestic animal

half′ blood`

the relation between persons having only one common parent.


1. a person who has only one parent in common with another person, as a half sister or half brother.
half′-blood`ed, adj.
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Starting with Don Quixote, he focuses on picaresque and Moorish novels along with theatrical pieces, that engage the control of knowledge, the exclusion of the Other, forced confession, blood purity, and other aspects of inquisitional culture.
s important book rightly suggests that the Jesuit encounter with the question of blood purity has never received the attention it deserves.
The hair on the neck is also cut to show the length and beauty of the neck, said Al-Hajri, adding that all these points are essential for evaluating the beauty and blood purity of the goat.