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Blood for Blood (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Blood for Blood

A term used by tradesmen for bartering the different commodities in which they deal. Thus a hatter furnishing a hosier with a hat, and taking payment in stockings, is said to deal blood for blood.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Blood * Blood Money

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