LI’FEBLOOD. n.s. [life and blood.] The blood necessary to life;
the vital blood.
This sickness doth infect
The very lifeblood of our enterprise. Shakes. Henry IV.
How could’st thou drain the lifeblood of the child. Shak.
They loved with that calm and noble value which dwells
in the heart, with a warmth like that of lifeblood. Spectator.
Money, the lifeblood of the nation,
Corrupts and stagnates in the veins,
Unless a proper circulation
Its motion and its heat maintains. Swift.
His forehead struck the ground,
Lifeblood and life rush’d mingled through wound. Dryd.