Definition of Blood-twig
1. Noun. European deciduous shrub turning red in autumn having dull white flowers.
Generic synonyms: Cornel, Dogwood, Dogwood Tree
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Literary usage of Blood-twig
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Isle of Bute in the Olden Time: With Illustrations Maps, and Plans by James King Hewison (1893)
"... solemn oaths were sworn; and there, too, was the blood-bowl (hlaut-bolli) in which the blood of the slaughtered victims was caught, and the blood-twig ..."
2. Conversion of the West: The English by George Frederick Maclear (1893)
"... t!. t victims were slaughtered, the blood was caught in the blood-bowl, and sprinkled with the blood-twig on the altar, the images, and the people. ..."
3. Jelf's: A Comedy in Four Acts by Horace Annesley Vachell (1912)
"She may want to borrow a bit—and if she tastes blood— twig? DICK. [Drily.] I twig. ARCHIE. Can I get out that way ? DICK. Go through the door on the right ..."