Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Jan 24 03:25:39 UTC 2012

The attribute "blood" in phrases such as "blood daughter" does not seem to be covered by the OED.

Definition 8 pretty much matches this, but the citations and note pretty much limit this to the expressions blue blood, fresh blood and new blood.

Related expressions include "half-blood (sister)" and "full-blood (father)."

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

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