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 for To let blood
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Let+({Letted">Let \Let\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Let ({Letted (l[e^]t"t[e^]d),
     [Obs].); p. pr. & vb. n. Letting.] [OE. leten, l[ae]ten
     (past tense lat, let, p. p. laten, leten, lete), AS.
     l[=ae]tan (past tense l[=e]t, p. p. l[=ae]ten); akin to
     OFries. l[=e]ta, OS. l[=a]tan, D. laten, G. lassen, OHG.
     l[=a]zzan, Icel. l[=a]ta, Sw. l[*a]ta, Dan. lade, Goth.
     l[=e]tan, and L. lassus weary. The original meaning seems to
     have been, to let loose, let go, let drop. Cf. Alas,
     Late, Lassitude, Let to hinder.]
     1. To leave; to relinquish; to abandon. [Obs. or Archaic,
        except when followed by alone or be.]
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              He . . . prayed him his voyage for to let.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              Yet neither spins nor cards, ne cares nor frets,
              But to her mother Nature all her care she lets.
                                                    --Spenser.
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              Let me alone in choosing of my wife.  --Chaucer.
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     2. To consider; to think; to esteem. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     3. To cause; to make; -- used with the infinitive in the
        active form but in the passive sense; as, let make, i. e.,
        cause to be made; let bring, i. e., cause to be brought.
        [Obs.]
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              This irous, cursed wretch
              Let this knight's son anon before him fetch.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              He . . . thus let do slay hem all three. --Chaucer.
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              Anon he let two coffers make.         --Gower.
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     4. To permit; to allow; to suffer; -- either affirmatively,
        by positive act, or negatively, by neglecting to restrain
        or prevent.
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     Note: In this sense, when followed by an infinitive, the
           latter is commonly without the sign to; as to let us
           walk, i. e., to permit or suffer us to walk. Sometimes
           there is entire omission of the verb; as, to let [to be
           or to go] loose.
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                 Pharaoh said, I will let you go.   --Ex. viii.
                                                    28.
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                 If your name be Horatio, as I am let to know it
                 is.                                --Shak.
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     5. To allow to be used or occupied for a compensation; to
        lease; to rent; to hire out; -- often with out; as, to let
        a farm; to let a house; to let out horses.
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     6. To give, grant, or assign, as a work, privilege, or
        contract; -- often with out; as, to let the building of a
        bridge; to let out the lathing and the plastering.
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     Note: The active form of the infinitive of let, as of many
           other English verbs, is often used in a passive sense;
           as, a house to let (i. e., for letting, or to be let).
           This form of expression conforms to the use of the
           Anglo-Saxon gerund with to (dative infinitive) which
           was commonly so employed. See Gerund, 2. " Your
           elegant house in Harley Street is to let." --Thackeray.
           In the imperative mood, before the first person plural,
           let has a hortative force. " Rise up, let us go."
           --Mark xiv. 42. " Let us seek out some desolate shade."
           --Shak.
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     To let alone, to leave; to withdraw from; to refrain from
        interfering with.
  
     To let blood, to cause blood to flow; to bleed.
  
     To let down.
        (a) To lower.
        (b) To soften in tempering; as, to let down tools,
            cutlery, and the like.
  
     To let fly or To let drive, to discharge with violence,
        as a blow, an arrow, or stone. See under Drive, and
        Fly.
  
     To let in or To let into.
        (a) To permit or suffer to enter; to admit.
        (b) To insert, or imbed, as a piece of wood, in a recess
            formed in a surface for the purpose.
  
     To let loose, to remove restraint from; to permit to wander
        at large.
  
     To let off.
        (a) To discharge; to let fly, as an arrow; to fire the
            charge of, as a gun.
        (b) To release, as from an engagement or obligation.
            [Colloq.]
  
     To let out.
        (a) To allow to go forth; as, to let out a prisoner.
        (b) To extend or loosen, as the folds of a garment; to
            enlarge; to suffer to run out, as a cord.
        (c) To lease; to give out for performance by contract, as
            a job.
        (d) To divulge.
  
     To let slide, to let go; to cease to care for. [Colloq.] "
        Let the world slide." --Shak.
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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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