VEINS


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VEINSVariability of Exchanges In the Northern Seas
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All night long you must sing to me, and the thorn must pierce your heart, and your life-blood must flow into my veins, and become mine."
But there are many other circumstances which evince that what I have alleged is the true cause of the motion of the blood: thus, in the first place, the difference that is observed between the blood which flows from the veins, and that from the arteries, can only arise from this, that being rarefied, and, as it were, distilled by passing through the heart, it is thinner, and more vivid, and warmer immediately after leaving the heart, in other words, when in the arteries, than it was a short time before passing into either, in other words, when it was in the veins; and if attention be given, it will be found that this difference is very marked only in the neighborhood of the heart; and is not so evident in parts more remote from it.
Floweth there not a tainted, frothy, swamp-blood in thine own veins, when thou hast thus learned to croak and revile?
The white marble at the bottom of the bath was veined with a dreadful red.
One arm was nearly severed by the giant fangs, and a great piece had been torn from his neck, exposing his jugular vein, which the cruel jaws had missed but by a miracle.
The veins were standing out like whipcord on Granet's flushed forehead.
Thus it came that, on the morning of the fourth day, he called Little John to him, and told him that he could not shake the fever from him, and that he would go to his cousin, the prioress of the nunnery near Kirklees, in Yorkshire, who was a skillful leech, and he would have her open a vein in his arm and take a little blood from him, for the bettering of his health.
No man knows, till he experiences it, what it is to feel his own lifeblood drawn away into the veins of the woman he loves.
The life went boiling through my veins; I was a new man!
it is the duty of each who has Saxon blood in his veins. Thou and I will abide together the utmost rage of our injurious oppressors, while he, free and safe, shall arouse the awakened spirits of our countrymen to avenge us.''
"Vladimir started, for in his veins the lust of passion had welled until it had reached boiling point.
"A true fissure vein, or I never saw one," he proclaimed softly.