bloody shirt

blood′y shirt′


n.
a bloodstained shirt or other powerful symbol used to incite people to vengeance.
[1870–75]
References in classic literature ?
The bloody shirt and handkerchief confirmed the idea suggested by the bullet; for the blood on examination proved to be capital claret, and no more.
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How often I'll hear his voice, usually on the golf course ("never up, never in") or watching the golf on TV ("och, ah could have sunk that for God's sake") or when I'm in the car, stuck in traffic ("will ye look at this idiot?") or I'm in some London ponce shop, paying way over the odds for an outrageous piece of foppery ("FOR A BLOODY SHIRT, JOHN?
It also emerged today that a British father wandered the streets in a bloody shirt after his entire family were killed in the Sri Lanka Easter terror attacks.
Jack would know from his own personal experience with Victor that he would never be sloppy and leave evidence where it could be found, like the gun and the bloody shirt that were in the stables after they burned.
He added that he had given police his ripped and bloody shirt but when prosecutors asked for it, they were told it was lost.
Clyde's bloody shirt, his hat with a hole in it and two of their guns were sold.
It was unexpected to go home with a bloody shirt but I wasn't bothered at all.
In addition to receiving reports that shots had been fired, investigators found blood in the apartment's entryway and learned from a nearby resident that a man with a bloody shirt had been seen in the area.
Mohamed Hassan Awed, one of the injured, spoke at the press conference, wearing a bloody shirt as he relayed his testimony.