It is surely preferable to blood-letting in the guise of ideologically-guided nation-building.
In fact the Abrahamic sacrifice had nothing to do with the physical act of blood-letting.
The action of the valves is then demonstrated experimentally on the arm bound as for blood-letting.
He staggered back, and the blood-letting seemed to relieve his temper.
The man of art then entered into a learned disquisition on pathology and the healthful practice of blood-letting.
With regard to blood-letting the various orders had different customs.
And sent Queeth's crowd in to do your blood-letting for you?
It was a political fever that had to be gone through with; and blood-letting was the only cure.
Could I wonder after the tale of this service that Mademoiselle would have no blood-letting between the Paracousi and me?
In any case, the dragoon was obviously plethoric and would be the better for a blood-letting.
bloodletting blood·let·ting (blŭd'lět'ĭng)
The theropeutic removal of blood, usually from a vein.