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(hyperbolically) such as to make the blood run cold; terrifying, horrifying; (later also in weakened use, especially humorously) awful, dismal; compare to make the blood run cold, chill, spine-chillingnoun.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Vicars (1580–1652), chronicler and poet.
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