bloody (adj.) Old form(s): bloodie
portending bloodshed; or: blood-red, scarlet
1H6 II.iv.61[Somerset to Richard, of a sword] that / Shall dye your white rose in a bloody red
Cor II.i.70[Menenius to Brutus and Sicinius] you ... set up the bloody flag against all patience
H5 I.ii.101[Canterbury to King Henry] unwind your bloody flag
JC V.i.14[Messenger to Antony and Octavius, of the enemy] Their bloody sign of battle is hung out
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