blood-letting


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blood-letting

the therapeutic removal of blood, as in relieving congestive heart failure
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NABATIEH: 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.
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.
The blood-letting is to make room for a raft of ales that the brewer is taking on as a result of the purchase of Edinburgh's Caledonian Brewery this week, with Deuchars IPA and Caledonian 80/- taking their places in the new line-up.
But there will be no blood-letting, Shinya told ComputerWire, "I don't think we're in the lay-off mode," he said.
EVERYTHING else to do with the on-track pitch revolution has either been introduced without too much blood-letting, or is on course.
MALE INITIATION: BLOOD-LETTING VERSUS SEMEN-INGESTION
It will be argued against such old-fashioned positivism that it views the complexities of ritual through the rose-tinted glasses of progress: enlightened ("civilized") folk do not go in for ritual blood-letting.
Readers who manage to wade through all the war stories, chest-puffing, and blood-letting will find buried in About Face a stinging indictment of America's performance during the Vietnam war.
However, the approval falls short of popular expectations and is unlikely to end the sectarian blood-letting.
NNA - 15/04/2012 - Iraqi PM Nour al-Maliki, opted for a political solution to the ongoing Syrian crisis for fear of widespread regional blood-letting as he said.