n.1.One who sheds blood; a manslayer; a murderer.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Among others, David's character was altered from "bloodshedder" to "poet;" Jacob the deceiver became the image of truth.
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Given such habits, we should not be too squeamish to discover 'Bloodshedders, Killers' as the name of a North British people.