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ensanguine

[en-sang-gwin] /ɛnˈsæŋ gwɪn/
verb (used with object), ensanguined, ensanguining.
1.
to stain or cover with or as with blood:
a flag ensanguined with the blood of battle.
Origin of ensanguine
1660-1670
1660-70; en-1 + sanguine
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  • Anseric, at the head of his troop, was cutting an ensanguined road before him with a long-handled axe.

    Annals of a Fortress E. Viollet-le-Duc
  • We may conquer him on the ensanguined field, but he conquers us—or Henry of England!

    Under the Rose Frederic Stewart Isham
  • Then deepens it, taking care not to touch the ensanguined edge of the orifice, or come near it.

    The Death Shot Mayne Reid
  • "I, master," and Tematau placed an ensanguined hand on mine.

  • The azure and emerald of late afternoon drifted into the ensanguined gold of sunset.

    The Kingdom Round the Corner Coningsby Dawson
  • The ensanguined skull was the first object that caught my eye.

    The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
  • But what will become of the new if there is no central belief to steady the ensanguined hands of furious mobs?

    Visionaries James Huneker
  • Even the water in vessels of stone and wood was ensanguined.

    Bible Romances George W. Foote
  • Perhaps the decrepit parent views his darling son leaving his peaceful abode to enter the ensanguined field, never more to return.

  • The ensanguined Sylla wept over the recital of the miseries he himself had caused.

    Martyria Augustus C. Hamlin
British Dictionary definitions for ensanguined

ensanguine

/ɪnˈsæŋɡwɪn/
verb
1.
(transitive) (literary) to cover or stain with or as with blood
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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