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 for Blood brother
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blood \Blood\ (bl[u^]d), n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. bl[=o]d; akin
     to D. bloed, OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth. bl[=o][thorn], Icel.
     bl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. blod; prob. fr. the same root as E.
     blow to bloom. See Blow to bloom.]
     1. The fluid which circulates in the principal vascular
        system of animals, carrying nourishment to all parts of
        the body, and bringing away waste products to be excreted.
        See under Arterial.
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     Note: The blood consists of a liquid, the plasma, containing
           minute particles, the blood corpuscles. In the
           invertebrate animals it is usually nearly colorless,
           and contains only one kind of corpuscles; but in all
           vertebrates, except Amphioxus, it contains some
           colorless corpuscles, with many more which are red and
           give the blood its uniformly red color. See
           Corpuscle, Plasma.
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     2. Relationship by descent from a common ancestor;
        consanguinity; kinship.
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              To share the blood of Saxon royalty.  --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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              A friend of our own blood.            --Waller.
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     Half blood (Law), relationship through only one parent.
  
     Whole blood, relationship through both father and mother.
        In American Law, blood includes both half blood, and whole
        blood. --Bouvier. --Peters.
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     3. Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest
        royal lineage.
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              Give us a prince of blood, a son of Priam. --Shak.
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              I am a gentleman of blood and breeding. --Shak.
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     4. (Stock Breeding) Descent from parents of recognized breed;
        excellence or purity of breed.
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     Note: In stock breeding half blood is descent showing one
           half only of pure breed. Blue blood, full blood, or
           warm blood, is the same as blood.
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     5. The fleshy nature of man.
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              Nor gives it satisfaction to our blood. --Shak.
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     6. The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder;
        manslaughter; destruction.
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              So wills the fierce, avenging sprite,
              Till blood for blood atones.          --Hood.
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     7. A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition. [R.]
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              He was a thing of blood, whose every motion
              Was timed with dying cries.           --Shak.
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     8. Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; -- as
        if the blood were the seat of emotions.
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              When you perceive his blood inclined to mirth.
                                                    --Shak.
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     Note: Often, in this sense, accompanied with bad, cold, warm,
           or other qualifying word. Thus, to commit an act in
           cold blood, is to do it deliberately, and without
           sudden passion; to do it in bad blood, is to do it in
           anger. Warm blood denotes a temper inflamed or
           irritated. To warm or heat the blood is to excite the
           passions. Qualified by up, excited feeling or passion
           is signified; as, my blood was up.
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     9. A man of fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man;
        a rake.
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              Seest thou not . . . how giddily 'a turns about all
              the hot bloods between fourteen and five and thirty?
                                                    --Shak.
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              It was the morning costume of a dandy or blood.
                                                    --Thackeray.
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     10. The juice of anything, especially if red.
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               He washed . . . his clothes in the blood of grapes.
                                                    --Gen. xiix.
                                                    11.
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     Note: Blood is often used as an adjective, and as the first
           part of self-explaining compound words; as,
           blood-bespotted, blood-bought, blood-curdling,
           blood-dyed, blood-red, blood-spilling, blood-stained,
           blood-warm, blood-won.
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     Blood baptism (Eccl. Hist.), the martyrdom of those who had
        not been baptized. They were considered as baptized in
        blood, and this was regarded as a full substitute for
        literal baptism.
  
     Blood blister, a blister or bleb containing blood or bloody
        serum, usually caused by an injury.
  
     Blood brother, brother by blood or birth.
  
     Blood clam (Zool.), a bivalve mollusk of the genus Arca and
        allied genera, esp. Argina pexata of the American coast.
        So named from the color of its flesh.
  
     Blood corpuscle. See Corpuscle.
  
     Blood crystal (Physiol.), one of the crystals formed by the
        separation in a crystalline form of the h[ae]moglobin of
        the red blood corpuscles; h[ae]matocrystallin. All blood
        does not yield blood crystals.
  
     Blood heat, heat equal to the temperature of human blood,
        or about 981/2 [deg] Fahr.
  
     Blood horse, a horse whose blood or lineage is derived from
        the purest and most highly prized origin or stock.
  
     Blood money. See in the Vocabulary.
  
     Blood orange, an orange with dark red pulp.
  
     Blood poisoning (Med.), a morbid state of the blood caused
        by the introduction of poisonous or infective matters from
        without, or the absorption or retention of such as are
        produced in the body itself; tox[ae]mia.
  
     Blood pudding, a pudding made of blood and other materials.
        
  
     Blood relation, one connected by blood or descent.
  
     Blood spavin. See under Spavin.
  
     Blood vessel. See in the Vocabulary.
  
     Blue blood, the blood of noble or aristocratic families,
        which, according to a Spanish prover, has in it a tinge of
        blue; -- hence, a member of an old and aristocratic
        family.
  
     Flesh and blood.
         (a) A blood relation, esp. a child.
         (b) Human nature.
  
     In blood (Hunting), in a state of perfect health and vigor.
        --Shak.
  
     To let blood. See under Let.
  
     Prince of the blood, the son of a sovereign, or the issue
        of a royal family. The sons, brothers, and uncles of the
        sovereign are styled princes of the blood royal; and the
        daughters, sisters, and aunts are princesses of the blood
        royal.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brother \Broth"er\ (br[u^][th]"[~e]r), n.; pl. Brothers
     (br[u^][th]"[~e]rz) or Brethren (br[e^][th]"r[e^]n). See
     Brethren. [OE. brother, AS. br[=o][eth]or; akin to OS.
     brothar, D. broeder, OHG. pruodar, G. bruder, Icel.
     br[=o][eth]ir, Sw. & Dan. broder, Goth. br[=o][thorn]ar, Ir.
     brathair, W. brawd, pl. brodyr, Lith. brolis, Lett. brahlis,
     Russ. brat', Pol. & Serv. brat, OSlav. bratr[u^], L. frater,
     Skr. bhr[=a]t[.r], Zend bratar brother, Gr. fra`thr, fra`twr,
     a clansman. The common plural is Brothers; in the solemn
     style, Brethren, OE. pl. brether, bretheren, AS. dative
     sing. br[=e][eth]er, nom. pl. br[=o][eth]or, br[=o][eth]ru.
     [root]258. Cf. Friar, Fraternal.]
     1. A male person who has the same father and mother with
        another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter
        case he is more definitely called a half brother, or
        brother of the half blood.
  
     Note: A brother having the same mother but different fathers
           is called a uterine brother, and one having the same
           father but a different mother is called an agnate
           brother, or in (Law) a consanguine brother. A
           brother having the same father and mother is called a
           brother-german or full brother. The same modifying
           terms are applied to sister or sibling.
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                 Two of us in the churchyard lie,
                 My sister and my brother.          --Wordsworth.
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     2. One related or closely united to another by some common
        tie or interest, as of rank, profession, membership in a
        society, toil, suffering, etc.; -- used among judges,
        clergymen, monks, physicians, lawyers, professors of
        religion, etc. "A brother of your order." --Shak.
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              We few, we happy few, we band of brothers,
              For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
              Shall be my brother.                  --Shak.
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     3. One who, or that which, resembles another in distinctive
        qualities or traits of character.
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              He also that is slothful in his work is brother to
              him that is a great waster.           --Prov. xviii.
                                                    9.
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              That April morn
              Of this the very brother.             --Wordsworth.
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     Note: In Scripture, the term brother is applied to a kinsman
           by blood more remote than a son of the same parents, as
           in the case of Abraham and Lot, Jacob and Laban. In a
           more general sense, brother or brethren is used for
           fellow-man or fellow-men.
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                 For of whom such massacre
                 Make they but of their brethren, men of men?
                                                    --Milton.
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     Brother Jonathan, a humorous designation for the people of
        the United States collectively. The phrase is said to have
        originated from Washington's referring to the patriotic
        Jonathan Trumbull, governor of Connecticut, as "Brother
        Jonathan."
  
     Blood brother. See under Blood.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  blood brother
      n 1: a male with the same parents as someone else; "my brother
           still lives with our parents" [syn: brother, blood
           brother] [ant: sis, sister]
      2: a male sworn (usually by a ceremony involving the mingling of
         blood) to treat another as his brother

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "blood brother":
     aunt, auntie, brethren, brother, bub, bubba, bud, buddy,
     country cousin, cousin, cousin once removed, cousin twice removed,
     daughter, father, first cousin, foster brother, frater,
     grandnephew, grandniece, granduncle, great-aunt, great-uncle,
     half brother, kid brother, mother, nephew, niece, nuncle, nunks,
     nunky, second cousin, sis, sissy, sister, sister-german, sistern,
     son, stepbrother, stepsister, unc, uncle, uncs, uterine brother
  
  

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