It's possibly there in the wikipedia article with a bit more digging "Blood knot" may refer to, "a double overhand knot tied in a cat-o'-nine-tails." A cat-o' -nine-tails was a whip used for flogging in seafaring. I imagine it's called a blood knot because it would cause lacerations and draw blood.


I think the context is to be spoken/read with an accent. Where the grammatically correct sentence as far as American english would be: A little drummer boy grinned in my face when I had admonished him with the buckle of my belt for riotin’ all over the place So I would say yes you are correct in thinking they are dialectal variants of those words.


Here is the Oxford English Dictionary entry for blood knot, within "blood, n. (and int.)": blood knot n. (originally) a multiple overhand knot of a kind formerly tied at the end of whips (or ropes used for whipping), to increase the pain of the blows inflicted; (now also) Fishing and Surgery a knot used to tie two ropes or lines together. These knots ...


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