President has staunched the bleeding, but didn't blow anything away.
So—whew—the bleeding seems finally to have been staunched, three months after BP stabbed its hole in the bottom of the sea.
Sir Richard's face was black with ire, as he staunched the blood that covered his forehead with his kerchief.
He eased his pain, staunched the black blood from the wound, and gave him new strength.
The leak was staunched, but nothing could be more precarious.
Then Joseph bled at the nose, so that he might not by no means be staunched.
A compress, steeped in oil, was then applied, and it staunched the bleeding.
When he had staunched the blood, Mrs. Dodd sank half fainting in her chair.
He brought a towel back with him and staunched the flow of blood from the leg with a clumsily fashioned bandage.
Some women of the people would have staunched his wounds, but one of the Kings household heaved a great stone and drove them away.
early 15c., "impervious to water," from Old French estanche "firm, watertight," fem. of estanc "dried, exhausted, wearied, vanquished," from Vulgar Latin *stanticare, probably from Latin stans (genitive stantis), present participle of stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Sense of "strong, substantial" first recorded mid-15c.; of persons, "standing firm and true to one's principles" from 1620s.