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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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It appears that successive Iraqi administrations are promoting sectarian ideology, which will divert the nation from the path of peaceful settlement to further sectarian blood-letting.
Yet their one bout of blood-letting - sacking the patently under-qualified and under-skilled Joe Kinnear (pictured below) from his director of football role - obscures an issue that is every bit as baffling as his appointment and subsequent sacking.
Forget Twilight and those cutesy TV vampire series, this South Korean gore-fest is the real deal, offering some oddball comedy moments amid the blood-letting and bone-crunching.
Summary: Thousands of Shiite Muslims gathered in central Nabatieh on Wednesday to take part in a centuries-old blood-letting ritual to mark the climax of Ashura.
NAVAL commander Nathan Peake is plunged into the blood-letting and violence which follows the French Revolution - known as the Terror - when, in 1793, England finds herself at war again.
The puzzle for her was to explain how the otherwise cautious, even-tempered, and reasonable men that she thought she knew could have been drawn into such a frenzy of blood-letting.
Rhondda member Chris Bryant, the former Blairite who turned on his leader by co-ordinating a letter calling for him to quit - and sparking a disgraceful-yet-entertaining blood-letting episode - is rumoured to be staying at home.
But the blood-letting may well not be restricted to the very top, for Peter Hain yesterday declared his intention to stand for the deputy leadership of the party.
However, if detected early, HHC is treated by blood-letting.
The needlestick pierced the nurse's glove and caused a deep, blood-letting injury on the anterior aspect of the left wrist.
For thousands of years they were used as an alternative treatment to blood-letting (an antiquated and now abandoned practice of draining blood to cure diseases) and amputations.
It is imperative that Jews and Palestinians learn to co-exist and respect each other's religions and cultures because the endless blood-letting is achievingandprovingnothing.