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Definition of "heart-blood" [heart-blood]

  • Blood contained in the cavity of the heart, as distinguished from that in the vessels. (noun)
  • Hence Life; essence; something very dear, precious, or vital to one's happiness: in this sense generally heart's blood. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "heart-blood" in a sentence
  • "Then Sigurd went his ways and roasted it on a rod; and when the blood bubbled out he laid his finger thereon to essay it, if it were fully done; and then he set his finger in his mouth, and lo, when the heart-blood of the worm touched his tongue, straightway he knew the voice of all fowls, and heard withal how the wood-peckers chattered in the brake beside him"
  • "When I hold the hose pumping gas in my tank, I feel the flow throbbing with the heart-blood pulse of dead innocents. by meremark (1 articles, 3 quicklinks, 30 diaries, 589 comments [29 recommended, 0 rejected]) on Friday, Jan 4, 2008 at 2: 39: 05 PM"
  • "I felt as though I could take the heart-blood out of everyone of them."