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first blood

n
1. (Military) the first killing or wounding in a fight or war
2. the first damage or reverse inflicted on an opponent in a conflict
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Only superstition is now so well advanced, that men of the first blood, are as firm as butchers by occupation; and votary resolution, is made equipollent to custom, even in matter of blood.
The next morning the two boys went together to State Street and stood on the very spot where the first blood of the Revolution had been shed.
Spurred on by the seeming hopelessness of his plight, the Orange Odwar burst into a sudden fury of offense that forced the Black back a half dozen steps, and then the sword of U-Dor's piece leaped in and drew first blood, from the shoulder of his merciless opponent.
The traces of many different struggles were to be seen, between the spot where the first blood was spilt and the thicket to which it was now generally believed Asa had retreated, as a place of refuge.
Presently Numabo would draw first blood with his sharp spear which would be the signal for the beginning of the torture after a little of which the fagots would be lighted around the feet of the victims.
You must have had special opportunities of observation, living in the town," said I; and drew first blood between the long hair and the ragged beard; but that was all.
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1818: The first blood transfusion using human blood, as opposed to earlier attempts with animal blood, took place at Guy's Hospital in London.
Stallone, who starred in the films, took to Instagram on Friday night, where he shared a poster of Rambo , a film series based on the David Morrell novel First Blood .
The Rambo series is based on the novel First Blood by David Morrell and stars Sylvester Stallone as a Vietnam veteran and US Special Forces soldier.
30 Bangor A film series based on the David Morrell novel First Blood and starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled Vietnam War veteran and former Green Beret who is skilled in many aspects of survival, weaponry, hand-to-hand combat and guerrilla warfare.