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The blood began to coagulate.
  change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
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  • The blood began to coagulate.
  • He felt the evil coagulating about him, and he was helpless to protect himself.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • But it coagulated and dried before it reached his chin
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • The bump on my forehead was swollen and I stopped the bleeding by lying still and letting it coagulate,
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms

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  • They stood on the far shore of a river... Trekking the dried floor of a mineral sea where it lay cracked and broken like a fallen plate. the coagulate sands.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • I had developed something called disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), which meant my blood was not clotting, my blood pressure was very low and my blood acid had risen.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Six hours after death the capillaries coagulate.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The air in the evening lamplight is coagulated, like a custard thickening; heavier sediments of light collect in the corners of the living room.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The next morning, there is coagulated blood under the skin on her breast.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • There was blood everywhere, coagulating to a deep red crust.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi

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  • Gets visible as it coagulates, I see.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • The blood was already coagulating inside the wound, and it was simply a matter of bandaging him up and keeping him calm until the plane landed.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Suddenly, the blur in the distance coagulated into a farm with silos and fields and spots of cows.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • His thoughts would not coagulate.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Ultrafast coagulation, Jessica thought.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • A quantity of the red gum had exuded from the incisions I had made, and as this had coagulated in the sun, I rolled it into little balls and stored it in a bamboo jar I had brought with me for the purpose.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Sugar is the most desiccating of all salts; it sucks the liquids of the blood through the veins; hence the coagulation, and then the solidification of the blood; hence tubercles in the lungs, hence death.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Langdon was close enough now that he could see dried blood, which had run down from the wrist and coagulated on the wooden base.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • There’s a thing called disseminated intravascular coagulation, but it’s rare and requires all sorts of special circumstances to initiate it.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • A few strands were escaping from the drilled waves of her hair-her nails, matching her gown, were the deep shade of coagulated blood, which made it easy to notice the chipped polish at their tips-and against the broad, smooth, creamy expanse of her skin in the low, square cut of her gown, he observed the tiny glitter of a safety pin holding the strap of her slip.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The huge pool of blood in front of her was already assuming the iridescence of coagulation; and when the sun rose a hundred prismatic hues were reflected from it.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • The public prosecutor made an effort to smile a little with his lips on which the blood had coagulated.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • The pus was dark green and the blood had coagulated into brownish, putrid mud.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Chouchou’s mouth was a coagulated pool of dark blood; he coughed up more than a liter of blood in his agonal moments.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • I got mop and pail, sprayed a room with disinfectant, and scrubbed at coagulated blood and hardened dog, rat, and rabbit feces.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Spit coagulated into little white gobs at the corners of her mouth.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • The blood had coagulated in a black and rusty-brown mass that covered so much of the floor that the ambulance personnel and technical team had to walk through it, leaving footprints throughout the apartment.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • …law—but her eyes burned at us out of the dark as though her skull were full of blazing molten metal like blood and we could see inside the skull into that bloody hot brightness in that moment when the reflection was right before we picked up her shape, which is so perfectly formed to be pelted with clods, and knew what she was and knew that inside that unlovely knotty head there wasn’t anything but a handful of coldly coagulated gray mess in which something slow happened as we went by.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • To prevent which, I presently made a large orifice in the vein of the left arm, whence I drew twenty ounces of blood; which I expected to have found extremely sizy and glutinous, or indeed coagulated, as it is in pleuretic complaints; but, to my surprize, it appeared rosy and florid, and its consistency differed little from the blood of those in perfect health.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The next morning Sean would open the refrigerator and find the coagulated, extra Mexican pizza.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • There’s a protein in muscle plasma called myosin that coagulates in the muscle fiber and causes rigor mortis.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The blood had coagulated at the entry wound in her head, and he did not know whether he dared to put a bandage on it or not.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • A surgeon will probe the exposed brain before slicing into it with a scalpel, using the path of coagulated blood to trace the trajectory of the ball.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • A flight attendant gives him some paper towels, which he uses to stop up his nose, but the blood still won’t coagulate, and the towels soak through.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Being new to the country he felt the heat badly; but he was glad to be out and away from that tin-roofed oven where the air seemed to coagulate into layers of sticky heat.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • Your blood coagulates beautifully.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • She waited for the blood to coagulate, and then she pressed the Band-Aid over the cut, drawing the sides of the cut together to seal the wound.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Even while the body’s internal organs are becoming plugged with coagulated blood, the blood that streams out of the body cannot clot; it resembles whey being squeezed out of curds.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • The blood runs from your eyes down your cheeks and refuses to coagulate.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • At every place in the patient’s arm where he stuck the needle, the vein broke apart like cooked macaroni and spilled blood, and the blood ran from the punctures down the patient’s arm and wouldn’t coagulate.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • And it could do it many different ways: strep produced an enzyme, streptokinase, that dissolved coagulated plasma.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • To gross inspection, the animals had died of total, intravascular coagulation.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • There it presumably crosses over into the bloodstream and starts coagulation.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • The lethal agent causes death through coagulation.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • This occurs within seconds, and coincides with total coagulation of the entire body vascular system.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Burton next explained his experiments concerning airborne transmission, and coagulation beginning at the lungs.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • In the veins of turtles coursed a sweet lassi that had to be drunk as soon as it spurted from their necks, because it coagulated in less than a minute.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Her face and neck were a coagulated gruel of blood and soil.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Passing them in silence down that silent corridor through the drifting ash where they struggled forever in the road’s cold coagulate.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • He was in that condition, the last phase of dejection, in which sorrow no longer flows; it is coagulated, so to speak; there is something on the soul like a clot of despair.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
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