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 Cold-Bath Fields.Cold-blooded Animals. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
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 difference of temperature ruled the temper.   1
 


 Cold-Bath Fields.Cold-blooded Animals. 

 
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