'sblood

'sblood

 (zblŭd)
interj. Archaic
Used as an oath.

[Shortening of God's blood.]
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'sblood, an scholars be such cuckold-makers, to clap horns of honest men's heads o' this order, I'll ne'er trust smooth faces and small ruffs more.--But, an I be not revenged for this, would I might be turned to a gaping oyster, and drink nothing but salt water!
"'Sblood! what confidence can I place in her, when she won't do as I would ha' her?
Why, 'sblood, sir, my mother's a gentlewoman, and my father a Justice of Peace and Quorum; and though I am a younger brother and a prentice, yet I hope I am my father's son; and by God's lid, 'tis for your worship and for your commodity that I keep company.
Bardolph: 'Sblood, I would my face were in your belly!
Gadzooks, zounds and 'sblood! We should stand for this kind of nonsense no more.
From the beginning conversation with Roderigo, in which Iago vows he is on Roderigo's side--" 'Sblood, but you'll not hear me.
'Sblood do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe?
'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe?
Amid familiar Elizabethan oaths upon the body of Christ ("Zounds," "'Sblood"), Hotspur recounts his initial obedience to the hypocritical Bolingbroke in an extended corporeal metaphor ("When I first bowed my knee to this king of smiles"); his momentary apprehension of his father's and uncle's counterplot is expressed in olfactory terms ("I smell it"); he concludes his angry ramblings with his unequivocal desire to "gall and pinch" the King; and as the scene ends, he denigrates Hal's station by calling him the "sword and buckler Prince of Wales" (40-41).
'Sblood, there is something in this more than natural, if philosophy could find it out" (2.2.359-64).
'Sblood, you starveling, you eel-skin, you dried neat's tongue, you bull's pizzle, you stock fish, you tailor's yard, you sheath, you bow-case, you vile standing tuck...' Out of the mouth of a kid from an estate?