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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Yesterday, fuelled by the knowledge that this really looks to be the end of the annual blood letting, the anger was sharper, the bitterness more acute.
Locking in, uniforming, book burning, blood letting.
Other medical items on sale include a bistoury, a very thin curved blade designed to help remove strangulated hernias, a Georgian thumb lancet used for blood letting and a selection of bleeding cups used to collect blood, expected to fetch around pounds 200 each.
I would now like to briefly contrast these RHS type initiations with the much more common type of male initiation that instead focused on blood letting, sweating, vomiting, fiagellating, etc.
Not all roses deserve a reputation for being high maintenance and chemically dependent, even though if you go to a Rose Society meeting you might hear that roses don't grow well in average garden soil, need to be sprayed on a regular basis for bugs and diseases, and then require a blood letting in the fall when you prune them.