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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 …

Blood and Wine

Director: Bob RafelsonWriters: Nick Villiers and Alison CrossDirector of Photography:Newton Thomas SigelEditor:Steven CohenMusic:Michal LorencProduction Designer:Richard SylbertProducer:Jeremy…

All About Blood Types

  Human blood is grouped into four types: A, B, AB, and O. Each letter refers to a kind of antigen, or protein, on the surface of red blood cells. For example, the surface of red blood cel…

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…

Blood Pressure Explained

Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of arteries. Blood pressure is recorded as two numbers—the systolic pressure (as the heart beats) over the diastolic pressure (as …

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…

Brewer's: Blood of the Grograms

(The ). Taffety gentility; make-believe aristocratic blood. Grogram is a coarse silk taffety stiffened with gum (French, grosgrain). “Our first tragedian was always boasting of his be…

Brewer's: Blood Relation

(A ). One in direct descent from the same father or mother; one of the same family stock. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Blood-thirstyBlood Money A B C D …

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: Bad Blood

Vindictiveness, ill-feeling. “If there is any bad blood in the fellow he will be sure to show it.” —Brother Jonathan. To make bad blood, to stir up bad blood. To create…