Ensanguine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Ensanguine To stain or cover with blood; to make bloody, or of a blood-red color; as, an ensanguined hue. "The ensanguined field."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ensanguine To stain or cover with blood; smear with gore.
    • ensanguine To color like blood; impart a crimson color to.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Ensanguine en-sang′gwin to stain or cover with blood
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Usage

In literature:

She held the ensanguined head of Louis Devoe in her white apron.
"Options" by O. Henry
It is as if the poet saw the whole story through an ensanguined mist, and as if it stained the very blackness of the night.
"Shakespearean Tragedy" by A. C. Bradley
Then deepens it, taking care not to touch the ensanguined edge of the orifice, or come near it.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Where are sheep to be found who would be tended by that ensanguined hand?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847" by Various
So we kept on, the boat making good progress, although we could only keep her afloat by continuous baling of the ensanguined water.
"The Call Of The South" by Louis Becke
I'll come in for all his (ensanguined) money when 'e dies.
"The Ebbing Of The Tide" by Louis Becke
The azure and emerald of late afternoon drifted into the ensanguined gold of sunset.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
A vast red flood stretched suddenly from one bank to the other, and the Nile again rolled ensanguined waves to the sea.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier
The ensanguined skull was the first object that caught my eye.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
Even the water in vessels of stone and wood was ensanguined.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
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In poetry:

As the paths of fate we tread,
Wading thro' th' ensanguin'd field:
Gondula, and Geira, spread
O'er the youthful king your shield.
"The Fatal Sisters: An Ode" by Thomas Gray
High the purple tide is swelling,
O'er the dark ensanguined plain,
From a thousand bosoms welling,
Mangled limbs and shattered brain!
"Lines Suggested" by Janet Hamilton
Straightway the Lord stretched forth his hand,
And every stream ran blood;
The river swept towards the sea—
A full ensanguined flood.
"Out Of Egypt" by Horatio Alger Jr
Jonathan's prayer greater numbers slew,
Among the Philistine disheartned crew,
Than were by Saul and all his army slain,
In various conflicts on th' ensanguin'd plain.
"Advice To A Soldier" by Rees Prichard
No more I see her range th' ensanguin'd field,
While lightning flashes from her awful eye;
She quits the glittering spear, and sounding shield,
And lays the crested helm for ever by.
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves
Lo! upon the tented field
Royal Saul has thousands kill'd!
Lo! upon the ensanguin'd plain
David has ten thousands slain!
Let mighty Saul his vanquish'd thousands tell,
While tenfold triumphs David's victories swell.
"David And Goliath. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More