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Synonyms for bloodletting

the savage killing of many victims

Synonyms for bloodletting

formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)

indiscriminate slaughter

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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 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.
However, one jealous character castrates himself when his woman departs from the house, resulting in a protracted sequence of screaming and blood-letting, watched by small children.
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.
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.
The Waziri Adamawa said the killings in those states, and other senseless killings and reprisal blood-letting that had preceded them in the past across the country were 'ungodly, a throwback to the stone age, and a hindrance to the promotion of peace and unity in the country.
Other activities calendared for the event include thanksgiving mass, dressing of ships, blowing of horns, wreath laying, press conference, open house/ship baseport, mangrove planting, coastal clean-up, blood-letting activity, volleyball friendship game, search and rescue drill, port and shipping consultative forum, fellowship night, and closing and awarding ceremony.
You'll level up and upgrade equipment with light RPG mechanics between each blood-letting run, but it's not very involved.
The EU grew out of a wish, mainly on the part of France and Germany, that the blood-letting should stop and that nations should trade with each other rather than make war.
Elaborating Putin said Moscow and Washington agreed on an effective mechanism for enforcing the cease-fire, hoping that it would put an end to the protracted blood-letting in the stricken country.
However, the approval falls short of popular expectations and is unlikely to end the sectarian blood-letting.
Kalibo, Aklan -- This province held yesterday a motorcade around Kalibo and a Grand Blood-letting activity at the ABL Sports Complex, Kalibo in observance of Blood Donors Month.