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.
FOLLOWING the General Election with the blood-letting still clearly evident, particularly on the national political scene, may I offer a grateful thanks to all the independent councillors on the last Middlesbrough Council, especially to the two retirees, namely Ron Lowes and Brenda Thompson.
Dealing solely with the IS is unlikely to end the sectarian blood-letting.
Listen to the babble of The only thing likely to go viral is this week's blood-letting in the boardroom.
In their massacring, blood-letting and wrecking of havoc and destruction, Takfeerists falsely claim to hoist the banner of Islam," he went on.
The Australia tour was so brutal there was bound to be blood-letting, but it comes as a surprise that England's best player is thrown under the bus while others, perhaps equally culpable, emerged with their position in tact.
After a 218-run loss, at least the blood-letting has paused for three days as this England team left the Adelaide Oval bewitched and bewildered by man-of-thematch Mitchell Johnson and co.
His colleagues at consultants PwC similarly believe that the long years of blood-letting will come to an end in the second half of 2013.
He called on the United Nations Security Council to take "a responsible stance to halt the blood-letting and resolve the crisis, because it if it drags on further, more blood will be wasted, state institutions will crumble and more complications will emerge.