- The potter's field, said to have lain south of Jerusalem, purchased with the bribe which Judas took for betraying his master, and therefore called the field of blood. Figuratively: A field of bloodshed.
Etymology: Greek, from Syriac ÅkÄl damÅ the field of blood
- The system of warfare ... which had already converted immense tracts into one universal . - w:Thomas De Quincey, De Quincey
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