Bloodletting


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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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But some patients are not drawn to bloodletting as a last, low-cost resort.
Heirs to the throne recreated Weber's cycle by portraying themselves in writing first as shamans who communicated with the gods through bloodletting and other techniques, Leventhal proposes.
The upsurge in violence has killed 10 Israelis and 28 Palestinians, including two suicide bombers, since Monday with both sides locked in an spiral of bloodletting.
The changes are reminiscent of the bloodletting on Coronation Street when Brian Park was made producer 16 months ago.
Researchers are revamping notions about the ancient Maya and finding that ritual bloodletting and warfare once reigned supreme
The killings were taking place during a 1994 bloodletting civil war in the central African country that had members of the Hutu majority wielding machetes and going after those in the Tutsi minority.
But think of the bloodletting, the agonising decisions and the despair that lies behind them
They were calling for warring paramilitaries to call a truce to their bloodletting which has left three men dead.
CABIN FEVER'' is the year's third schlock shocker movie that harkens back to the good old days of the '70s when horror movies had minimum budgets and maximum bloodletting.
Can show footage of last season's 27-0 bloodletting to USC.
Not every Diva in the club was up for putting in the effort it was going to take to stop the bloodletting.
The Nets need to turn this thing around in tonight's Game 2 or everyone will be crossing fingers, hoping a sweep ends the bloodletting.