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a spot or stain made by blood.
Historical Examples

The Gray Phantom’s Return Herman Landon
The Valley of Fear Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Saracen: Land of the Infidel Robert Shea
Heart of Man George Edward Woodberry
The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
Captain Fracasse Theophile Gautier
Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad with Tales and Miscellanies Now First Collected Anna Jameson
Original Short Stories, Volume 10 (of 13) Guy de Maupassant
The Last Galley Arthur Conan Doyle
Saint’s Progress John Galsworthy

a dark discoloration caused by blood, esp dried blood


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