first blood


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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.
"'Forward, sons of Ivor,' cried their chief, 'or the Camerons will draw the first blood!' They rushed on with a tremendous yell.
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.
"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.
Ali Aziz drew first blood for Dar Academy in the 10th minute before Breda Club fought back gallantly scoring back to back goals to take a 2-1 lead in the second quarter.
Next month the Hollywood legend, 73, is back on our screens again with Rambo: Last Blood, an incredible 37 years after releasing Rambo: First Blood.
WHAT a First Ashes Test at Edgbaston, which ended with Australia drawing first blood yesterday.
TNT KaTropa drew first blood in the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals by mauling the San Miguel Beermen, 109-96, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sunday night.
Moreover, the subcommittee discussed developments in its first blood donation campaign.