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Bloodletting

An intense bear market. Bloodletting occurs when a security or market declines significantly in price very quickly. See also: Panic sell.
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The two initiatory syndromes, that is, the blood-letting and the semen ingesting, had then the same ontological objective the transformation, by ritual means, of previously mother-attached boys into strong adult alpha-males.
After the blood-letting of recent months, that has to be good for the BBC and hopefully it will be good for viewers and listeners too.
The helicopter and missile attack on the paralysed Sheikh Ahmed Yassin was also an utterly reckless act of blood-letting which has put the lives of millions of people in increased danger from terrorist attack.
The beautiful study of blood-letting in the XIXth century by Chantal Beauchamp shows that, despite the emergence of the bright clinical school with its new conception of illness, most French physicians and patients still considered blood-letting as a relevant therapy.
Despite the LVF olive branch hinting that its members wanted an end to the blood-letting, UDA chiefs in east Belfast are said to be gearing up for further revenge - still seething from the attack on senior east Belfast UDA boss Jim Gray who was shot in the face in a recent attack.
Surely, they should review current thinking before there is even more blood-letting.
When that ended, there was a fair bit of blood-letting, so after the five years are up, proportionately there'll be a great deal more blood- letting.
That period in American history has the DNA of guns, violence, feuding and blood-letting running through HATFIELDS & MCCOYS is an epic story.
Their moral and political obtuseness will promote further blood-letting and economic dislocation, adding to the already slow economic recovery.
The godless communists oppressed and murdered millions in their various incarnations to the greater glory of their earthly patron saints, while the French Revolution was up to its eyeballs in indiscriminate blood-letting as power tightened its grip.
Khurshid pointed out that the Minister of Interior after every such blood-letting occurrence declares that there would not be any future killings but there is no end to this slaughter of people in Karachi.
THE VERDICT: Rob Zombie's gory remake of John Carpenter's 1978 classic might lack the original's sense of suspense and mystery, but it attempts to make up for it by way of the body-count and all-out blood-letting.