the mass execution, especially by a government, of persons considered guilty of treason or sedition.
of the deep-red color of blood: a fiery, blood-red sunset. red with blood: The blood-red banner symbolized the army’s defeat. Contemporary Examples Do Bold Outfits Win Matches? Touré September 10, 2009 Historical Examples Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States Work Projects Administration The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford The Crimson […]
one related by birth. Historical Examples Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2 Ferdinand Gregorovius Evan Harrington, Complete George Meredith From the Housetops George Barr McCutcheon The Prophet Ezekiel Arno C. Gaebelein The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan The Parisians, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton The Next of Kin Nellie L. McClung The Personal History […]
a North American plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, of the poppy family, having a red root and root sap and a solitary white flower. Historical Examples The American Reformed Cattle Doctor George Dadd The Long Roll Mary Johnston Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham In the Open […]
all persons related by birth to a hereditary monarch, taken collectively; the royal kin: a prince of the blood royal. Historical Examples Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands Charles Nordhoff Art in England Dutton Cook The Wits and Beaux of Society Grace & Philip Wharton The Wizard H. Rider Haggard Maria Antoinette John S. […]