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blood feud

feud1 (def 1).
Origin of blood feud
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I have a sharp sword, I have a far-killing gun, I have a blood feud with your enemy.

    For Fortune and Glory Lewis Hough
  • Is it for plunder, or in sheer love of war; or is it a blood feud that brings them?

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • But to kill him would start a blood feud, and to miss him would be worst of all.

    The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram
  • In his blood feud with the Pasha, in his revengeful wrath, lay my chance.

    Phroso Anthony Hope
  • I have already alluded to the blood feud, or vendetta of Albania.

    Albania E. F. Knight
  • blood feud with the Salama of the Shammar; constantly fighting.

    The Treasure of the Tigris A. F. Mockler Ferryman
  • They were thus cheated of their revenge, and the blood feud was at an end.

    The Treasure of the Tigris A. F. Mockler Ferryman
  • Permitting a girl who had been betrothed in infancy to marry another, for example, could cause a blood feud.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • The priesthood is open not to men flying the blood feud like Orestes, but only to runaway slaves.

    Magic and Religion Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for blood feud

blood feud

a feud in which the members of hostile families or clans murder each other
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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