blood-letting


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blood-letting

(ˈblʌdˌlɛtɪŋ)
n
1. (Medicine) the therapeutic removal of blood, as in relieving congestive heart failure. See also phlebotomy
2. bloodshed, esp in a blood feud
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blood-letting

[ˈblʌdˌlɛtɪŋ] n (fig) → spargimento di sangue (Med) → salasso
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I cannot, however, leave this country without giving an account of their manner of blood-letting, which I was led to the knowledge of by a violent fever, which threatened to put an end to my life and travels together.
He recovered, rallied, relapsed again, having undergone such a process of blood-letting and calomel as showed the strength of his original constitution.
The trembling clown replied that as he lived and by the oath he had sworn (though he had not sworn any) it was not so much; for there were to be taken into account and deducted three pairs of shoes he had given him, and a real for two blood-lettings when he was sick.
All that is very well," said Don Quixote; "but let the shoes and the blood-lettings stand as a setoff against the blows you have given him without any cause; for if he spoiled the leather of the shoes you paid for, you have damaged that of his body, and if the barber took blood from him when he was sick, you have drawn it when he was sound; so on that score he owes you nothing.
The nature of the violence has changed from the frenzied blood-letting and mass rape of last year to a lower intensity campaign of terror and forced starvation," Mr Gilmour said after speaking with recently arrived Rohingya in packed refugee camps, according to reporter.
The nature of the violence has changed from the frenzied blood-letting and mass rape of last year to a lower intensity campaign of terror and forced starvation that seems to be designed to drive the remaining Rohingya from their homes and into Bangladesh," Gilmour added.
We will retaliate)," he said in jest, likening bloodshed into a blood-letting ceremony.
While deploring these attacks, he maintained that citizens of heterogeneous society such as Nigeria must learn to exhibit tolerance and pursue common goals in the area of development, peace and prosperity, stressing that 'we must ensure that this blood-letting, and all act of barbarism stop, human life is precious, no one has the right to cut short life of other people'.
LAHORE -- The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned Monday night's attack on the police academy in Quetta and demanded reassessment of the counter-terrorism strategy to put an end to the blood-letting.
UKIP was plunged into fresh blood-letting after a candidate for the party leadership accused a rival of being too "far-right".
Gorriceta starts with a cooking contest featuring chevon or goat meat at the covered gym, followed by a blood-letting, Mass at the Parish Church, program, Igma sa Plaza, inter-agency presentation and awarding of ceremony of Peoples Day sports competitions, and evening socials.
While Labour continue with their blood-letting and infighting, Plaid Cymru and the SNP are holding this Tory government to account.