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 Bloodhound.Blood Relation (A). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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 km to induce him to forego his “right” of seeking blood for blood; money paid to a person for betraying another, as Judas was paid blood-money for showing the band the place where Jesus might be found.   1

 Bloodhound.Blood Relation (A). 


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