Blood-stone

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Blood-stone a dark-green variety of quartz, variegated with blood-like spots of red jasper, the heliotrope; a brown ore of iron, hematite
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Quotations

  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone: the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.”

Idioms

Blood out of a stone - If something is like getting blood out of a stone, it is very difficult indeed.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. blód—root blówan, to bloom; cog. with Old. Fris. blód, Ger. blut.

Usage

In literature:

Both stones & arrows streamed when the sword shook from it, The light blood, depriving of life the men of either host.
"The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade)" by Snorri Sturluson
If you don't believe, take a stone and strike it and see if any blood comes.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
The Spirit of that stone eats up men and women and drinks their blood, as our fathers taught us.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
Sacobie Bear, a full-blooded Micmac, uttered a grunt of relief when his ears caught the bellow of Stone Arrow Falls.
"The Children's Book of Christmas Stories" by Various
Stones fell so thickly that the faces of many grew crimson with blood.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Blood splashed over the gray-black paving stones as the sword came down.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Then were the stones distain'd With silenc'd Orpheus' blood.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
They left him where he lay; only his blood-stained mantle and diadem set with precious stones were carried to Constantinople.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
They peered closely into the ground for blood-spotted leaves, stones and even saturated clay.
"The Mysterious Murder of Pearl Bryan" by Unknown
As the eye of the murderer rested on a certain stone, blood was seen to issue from it.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
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In poetry:

Children of the Blood of Love,
We bow before Thy Throne;
Faith in Thee, the Hope above,
Shall be our corner-stone.
"Glory To The Lord" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Hark!--'t is the south-wind moans,--
Who are the martyrs down?
Ah, the marrow was true in your children's bones
That sprinkled with blood the cursed stones
Of the murder-haunted town!
"Under The Washington Elm, Cambridge" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
They fought by the brook of the
mountain; by the streams of Branno.
Blood tinged the silvery stream, and
crudled round the mossy stones. Dermid
the graceful fell; fell, and smiled in
death.
"Fragment VII" by James Macpherson
Stride through Cadaver's country in my force,
My pickbrain masters morsing on the stone
Despair of blood faith in the maiden's slime,
Halt among eunuchs, and the nitric stain
On fork and face.
"When, Like A Running Grave" by Dylan Thomas
"'And I'll chain the blood-hound, and the warder shall not sound,
And rushes shall be strew'd on the stair;
So, by the black rood-stone, and by Holy St. John,
I conjure thee, my love, to be there!'—
"The Eve of St. John" by Sir Walter Scott
Ah, do thy will now; slay me if thou wilt;
There is no building now the walls are built,
No quarrying now the corner-stone is hewn,
No drinking now the vine’s whole blood is spilt;
Ah God, ah God, that day should be so soon.
"In The Orchard" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

We just got the latest release from Black Stone Cherry and it's an EXCELLENT followup to "In My Blood".
Black Stone Cherry's IN MY BLOOD.
In My Blood,' the latest single from Black Stone Cherry's 2011 release 'Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,' took on a whole new meaning in their new documentary style video for the song.
Black Stone Cherry "In My Blood".
Black Stone Cherry's new music video for 'In My Blood' chronicles the uplifting true story of an American soldier returning home to his family from war.
Blood diamonds or no, Antwerp remains a go-to spot for the polished stones.
Last seen in Blood from a Stone (2005), Commissario Guido Brunetti investigates a murder on Murano, the famed island of glassmakers, in Leon's assured 15th mystery starring the cynical yet diligent Venetian policeman.
I'd like TO SAY you can't get "True Blood" from a stone, but as HBO's vampire drama enters its fifth season Sunday, I'm pretty sure that's exactly what it is doing.
'Jesse Stone' keeps Tom Selleck fueled after 'Blue Bloods' season.
Greg Campbell is the author of Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones and other books.
If you feel like getting your blood moving - and with longer lasting effect than lifting dumbbells - go outside and lift stones.
Surfer Blood's critically acclaimed debut record Astro Coast made dozens of best of 2010 lists at NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, MOJO and more.
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