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Brewer's: Cold Blood

Done in cold blood. (French, sang froid.) Not in the heat of temper; deliberately, and with premeditation. The allusion is to the ancient notion that the blood grew hot and cold, and this d…

Brewer's: Blood

Family descent. “And hath made of one blood all nations of men.”- Acts xvii. 26. Blood thicker than water. Relationship has a claim which is generally acknowledged. It is bett…

Brewer's: Cold-blooded Animals

As a rule, all invertebrate animals, and all fishes and reptiles, are called cold-blooded, because the temperature of their blood is about equal to the medium in which they live. Source:…

Brewer's: Cold-blooded Persons

Those not easily excited; those whose passions are not easily roused; those whose circulation is sluggish. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Cold-chiselCold-bl…

The Common Cold

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. The problem. In the course of a year, individuals in the United States suffer one billion colds, a…

Brewer's: Cold-chisel

(A ). A chisel of tempered steel for cutting cold metal. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Cold Drawn OilCold-blooded Persons A B C D E F G H I J K L…

Brewer's: Key-cold

Deadly cold, lifeless. A key, on account of its coldness, is still sometimes employed to stop bleeding at the nose. Poor key-cold figure of a holy king! Pale ashes of the house of Lancaster…

Brewer's: Cold-Bath Fields

So called from the cold baths established there by Mr. Bains, in 1697, for the cure of rheumatism, convulsions, and other nervous disorders. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cob…

Blood pressure

The Question: What do the two numbers in a blood pressure reading mean? The Answer: Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by the blood onto the …

Brewer's: Blood Money

Money paid to a person for giving such evidence as shall lead to the conviction of another; money paid to the next of kin to induce him to forego his “right” of seeking blood fo…