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 for Flesh and blood
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flesh \Flesh\ (fl[e^]sh), n. [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. fl[=ae]sc;
     akin to OFries. fl[=a]sk, D. vleesch, OS. fl[=e]sk, OHG.
     fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw.
     1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which
        cover the framework of bones in man and other animals;
        especially, the muscles.
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     Note: In composition it is mainly proteinaceous, but contains
           in adition a large number of low-molecular-weight
           subtances, such as creatin, xanthin, hypoxanthin,
           carnin, etc. It is also rich in potassium phosphate.
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     2. Animal food, in distinction from vegetable; meat;
        especially, the body of beasts and birds used as food, as
        distinguished from fish.
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              With roasted flesh, or milk, and wastel bread.
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     3. The human body, as distinguished from the soul; the
        corporeal person.
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              As if this flesh, which walls about our life,
              Were brass impregnable.               --Shak.
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     4. The human eace; mankind; humanity.
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              All flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
                                                    --Gen. vi. 12.
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     5. Human nature:
        (a) In a good sense, tenderness of feeling; gentleness.
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                  There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart.
        (b) In a bad sense, tendency to transient or physical
            pleasure; desire for sensual gratification; carnality.
        (c) (Theol.) The character under the influence of animal
            propensities or selfish passions; the soul unmoved by
            spiritual influences.
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     6. Kindred; stock; race.
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              He is our brother and our flesh.      --Gen. xxxvii.
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     7. The soft, pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a
        root, fruit, and the like, which is fit to be eaten.
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     Note: Flesh is often used adjectively or self-explaining
           compounds; as, flesh broth or flesh-broth; flesh brush
           or fleshbrush; flesh tint or flesh-tint; flesh wound.
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     After the flesh, after the manner of man; in a gross or
        earthly manner. "Ye judge after the flesh." --John viii.
     An arm of flesh, human strength or aid.
     Flesh and blood. See under Blood.
     Flesh broth, broth made by boiling flesh in water.
     Flesh fly (Zool.), one of several species of flies whose
        larv[ae] or maggots feed upon flesh, as the bluebottle
        fly; -- called also meat fly, carrion fly, and
        blowfly. See Blowly.
     Flesh meat, animal food. --Swift.
     Flesh side, the side of a skin or hide which was next to
        the flesh; -- opposed to grain side.
     Flesh tint (Painting), a color used in painting to imitate
        the hue of the living body.
     Flesh worm (Zool.), any insect larva of a flesh fly. See
        Flesh fly (above).
     Proud flesh. See under Proud.
     To be one flesh, to be closely united as in marriage; to
        become as one person. --Gen. ii. 24.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blood \Blood\ (bl[u^]d), n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. bl[=o]d; akin
     to D. bloed, OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth. bl[=o][thorn], Icel.
     bl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. blod; prob. fr. the same root as E.
     blow to bloom. See Blow to bloom.]
     1. The fluid which circulates in the principal vascular
        system of animals, carrying nourishment to all parts of
        the body, and bringing away waste products to be excreted.
        See under Arterial.
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     Note: The blood consists of a liquid, the plasma, containing
           minute particles, the blood corpuscles. In the
           invertebrate animals it is usually nearly colorless,
           and contains only one kind of corpuscles; but in all
           vertebrates, except Amphioxus, it contains some
           colorless corpuscles, with many more which are red and
           give the blood its uniformly red color. See
           Corpuscle, Plasma.
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     2. Relationship by descent from a common ancestor;
        consanguinity; kinship.
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              To share the blood of Saxon royalty.  --Sir W.
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              A friend of our own blood.            --Waller.
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     Half blood (Law), relationship through only one parent.
     Whole blood, relationship through both father and mother.
        In American Law, blood includes both half blood, and whole
        blood. --Bouvier. --Peters.
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     3. Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest
        royal lineage.
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              Give us a prince of blood, a son of Priam. --Shak.
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              I am a gentleman of blood and breeding. --Shak.
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     4. (Stock Breeding) Descent from parents of recognized breed;
        excellence or purity of breed.
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     Note: In stock breeding half blood is descent showing one
           half only of pure breed. Blue blood, full blood, or
           warm blood, is the same as blood.
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     5. The fleshy nature of man.
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              Nor gives it satisfaction to our blood. --Shak.
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     6. The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder;
        manslaughter; destruction.
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              So wills the fierce, avenging sprite,
              Till blood for blood atones.          --Hood.
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     7. A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition. [R.]
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              He was a thing of blood, whose every motion
              Was timed with dying cries.           --Shak.
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     8. Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; -- as
        if the blood were the seat of emotions.
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              When you perceive his blood inclined to mirth.
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     Note: Often, in this sense, accompanied with bad, cold, warm,
           or other qualifying word. Thus, to commit an act in
           cold blood, is to do it deliberately, and without
           sudden passion; to do it in bad blood, is to do it in
           anger. Warm blood denotes a temper inflamed or
           irritated. To warm or heat the blood is to excite the
           passions. Qualified by up, excited feeling or passion
           is signified; as, my blood was up.
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     9. A man of fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man;
        a rake.
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              Seest thou not . . . how giddily 'a turns about all
              the hot bloods between fourteen and five and thirty?
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              It was the morning costume of a dandy or blood.
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     10. The juice of anything, especially if red.
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               He washed . . . his clothes in the blood of grapes.
                                                    --Gen. xiix.
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     Note: Blood is often used as an adjective, and as the first
           part of self-explaining compound words; as,
           blood-bespotted, blood-bought, blood-curdling,
           blood-dyed, blood-red, blood-spilling, blood-stained,
           blood-warm, blood-won.
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     Blood baptism (Eccl. Hist.), the martyrdom of those who had
        not been baptized. They were considered as baptized in
        blood, and this was regarded as a full substitute for
        literal baptism.
     Blood blister, a blister or bleb containing blood or bloody
        serum, usually caused by an injury.
     Blood brother, brother by blood or birth.
     Blood clam (Zool.), a bivalve mollusk of the genus Arca and
        allied genera, esp. Argina pexata of the American coast.
        So named from the color of its flesh.
     Blood corpuscle. See Corpuscle.
     Blood crystal (Physiol.), one of the crystals formed by the
        separation in a crystalline form of the h[ae]moglobin of
        the red blood corpuscles; h[ae]matocrystallin. All blood
        does not yield blood crystals.
     Blood heat, heat equal to the temperature of human blood,
        or about 981/2 [deg] Fahr.
     Blood horse, a horse whose blood or lineage is derived from
        the purest and most highly prized origin or stock.
     Blood money. See in the Vocabulary.
     Blood orange, an orange with dark red pulp.
     Blood poisoning (Med.), a morbid state of the blood caused
        by the introduction of poisonous or infective matters from
        without, or the absorption or retention of such as are
        produced in the body itself; tox[ae]mia.
     Blood pudding, a pudding made of blood and other materials.
     Blood relation, one connected by blood or descent.
     Blood spavin. See under Spavin.
     Blood vessel. See in the Vocabulary.
     Blue blood, the blood of noble or aristocratic families,
        which, according to a Spanish prover, has in it a tinge of
        blue; -- hence, a member of an old and aristocratic
     Flesh and blood.
         (a) A blood relation, esp. a child.
         (b) Human nature.
     In blood (Hunting), in a state of perfect health and vigor.
     To let blood. See under Let.
     Prince of the blood, the son of a sovereign, or the issue
        of a royal family. The sons, brothers, and uncles of the
        sovereign are styled princes of the blood royal; and the
        daughters, sisters, and aunts are princesses of the blood
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "flesh and blood":
     agnate, ancestry, blood, blood relation, blood relative,
     bodiliness, clansman, cognate, collateral, collateral relative,
     concreteness, connections, consanguinean, corporality,
     corporeality, corporealness, corporeity, distaff side,
     distant relation, embodiment, enate, family, flesh, folks, german,
     kin, kindred, kinfolk, kinnery, kinsfolk, kinsman, kinsmen,
     kinswoman, kith and kin, materiality, materialness, near relation,
     next of kin, people, physicality, physicalness, posterity,
     relations, relatives, sib, sibling, spear kin, spear side,
     spindle kin, spindle side, substantiality, sword side, tribesman,
     uterine kin

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