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blooding

[ bluhd-ing ]
/ ˈblʌd ɪŋ /
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noun Chiefly British.

(in fox hunting) an informal initiation ceremony in which the face of a novice is smeared with the blood of the first fox that person has seen killed.

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Origin of blooding

First recorded in 1590–1600; blood + -ing1
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