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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Khmel'nitskii, the bloodletter," as a redemptive force that had liberated the simple folk from the "damned szlachta." (23) The group's continued praise for the glories of the hetmanate--and open admiration for peasant jacqueries--in 1853 prompted St.
In 1773, Felipe Lopez, an indio yucateco and resident of Matanzas city, faced the local cabildo to defend his practice as sangrador or bloodletter. (41) It appears that he presented enough competition with local practitioners to have generated opposition and then charges from the city's master barber.
The latter, particularly reviled in modern Arab nationalist narratives (where he is known as al-Saffah, the Bloodletter), is revealed to be an urban planner (pp.