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stained with blood:
a bloodstained knife.
guilty of murder, slaughter, or bloodshed.
Contemporary Examples

Bruce Davidson’s True Grit Philip Gefter November 4, 2009
Lord Lucan May Be Alive and in Africa, Says Brother Tom Sykes February 24, 2012
Jackie O’s Dark Side Eleanor Clift September 12, 2011
Inside the Gaza Schoolyard Massacre Jesse Rosenfeld July 25, 2014
The Walking Dead’s Explosive Midseason Finale Pitted Rick vs. The Governor Melissa Leon December 1, 2013

Historical Examples

A Soldier of the Legion C. N. Williamson
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
The Mystery of Carlitos Helen Randolph
Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
The Thirsty Sword Robert Leighton

stained by or covered in blood


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