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bad blood

Alternative medicine
A highly nonspecific term which may be used by alternative and complementary health practitioners for:
(1) Toxicity in the body due to body system deficiencies, sluggish action of liver or colon;
(2) Inability of body to naturally detoxify;
(3) Genetic predisposition;
(4) Syphilis.
 
Medical history
A term of historic interest referring to unknown factors that were said in the “heroic age of medicine” (until the early 1800s) to be present in the blood of those with various illnesses; most were probably infections.
 
Vox populi
A popular term for ill feelings between two or more parties.
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Set in the late 1940s, Bad Blood is the second book in E.
According to Kashmore police, there was a deep-rooted bad blood present since long between Sawand and Sabzohi tribes over a land ownership dispute.
EASTENDERS: There's been plenty of bad blood between the Branning brothers for many a year, so it's nice to see a drop of the old milk of human kindness when Jack offers Max a roof over his head because, (ooh, my goodness, we wonder why), Tanya has told him to sling his hook.
To take bad blood out of sick people, early doctors often used little worms that suck blood.
In addition to instigating these areas, bad blood is drawn without compromising the number of white blood cells.
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Luca Cumani's five-year-old will play no part in the 12-furlong contest after he was discovered to have a bad blood count.
AUSTRALIA captain Ricky Ponting has insisted no bad blood will spill over into the NatWest Series final with England at Lord's today.
So it came to pass that when the thee boys grew to manhood, there was bad blood and much hate among Jew, Christian and Moslem, so that the Jew raised as a Moslem slew the Moslem of Christian birth.
This contamination of bad blood began with Hamlet's paternal grandmother, who, though "unmentioned in the play because of the extreme delicacy of Hamlet's and his father's positions" (my italics), played her husband false: "after giving birth to Hamlet's father .
There's no bad blood, there never was bad blood in the band.
The fallout has included a split in NATO, the UN Security Council at loggerheads and bad blood between European 'partners'.