Here ‘blood’ means human feeling and a ‘stone’ represents a hard-hearted person. The proverb refers to avarice; a man can be so full of greed and lust for wealth that he feels no sympathy at all for others. To ask his help is as useless as trying to get blood out of a stone.
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