the act or practice of letting blood by opening a vein; phlebotomy.
bloodshed or slaughter.
Informal. severe cutbacks or reduction in personnel, appropriations, etc.:
The company went through a period of bloodletting in the 1970s.
n. Contemporary Examples Video Captures Village Burning, Torture In Sudan John Avlon October 15, 2012 The Face of a Psychopath? Blake Gopnik August 19, 2012 Good Riddance, Gaddafi! Richard Miniter October 19, 2011 There Is No Moral Equivalent to the Murder of Three Israeli Teenagers Thane Rosenbaum July 1, 2014 Has Bond Lost His Balls? […]
noun the breeding and training of racehorses
any animal that sucks blood, especially a leech. an extortioner or usurer. sponger (def 2). Contemporary Examples The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters Alex Belth August 1, 2014 In Defense of the British Worker Peter Hoskin July 13, 2011 Historical Examples The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2) Charles de Coster […]
red trillium. a hardy plant, Trillium sessile, common from New York to Georgia and westward, having stalkless, purple or green flowers.