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Definition: blind snake
n : wormlike burrowing snake of warm regions having vestigial
eyes [syn: worm snake
English → English
Definition: Blind snake
, n. [AS. snaca; akin to LG. snake, schnake, Icel.
sn[=a]kr, sn?kr, Dan. snog, Sw. snok; of uncertain origin.]
Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent,
whether harmless or venomous. See Ophidia
, and Serpent
Note: Snakes are abundant in all warm countries, and much the
larger number are harmless to man.
, Garter snake
, Green snake
, King snake
, Rock snake
, Water snake
, etc. See under
(Zo["o]l.), a large African snake (Python Seb[ae]
) used by the natives as a fetich.
(Zo["o]l.), a common European columbrine snake
(a) The markhoor.
(b) The secretary bird.
, a worm fence (which see). [U.S.]
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
neuropterous insects of the genus Rhaphidia
; -- so
called because of their large head and elongated neck and
(Bot.), a cucurbitaceous plant (Trichosanthes anguina
) having the fruit shorter and less snakelike than
that of the serpent cucumber.
(a) The secretary bird.
(b) The chaparral cock.
(Bot.), the common club moss (Lycopodium clavatum
). See Lycopodium
(Bot.), the fruit of a sapindaceous tree
) of Guiana, the embryo of which
resembles a snake coiled up.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
colubrine snakes which habitually live in trees,
especially those of the genus Dendrophis
, a. [AS.; akin to D., G., OS., Sw., & Dan. blind,
Icel. blindr, Goth. blinds; of uncertain origin.]
1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect
or by deprivation; without sight.
He that is strucken blind can not forget
The precious treasure of his eyesight lost. --Shak.
2. Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of
intellectual light; unable or unwilling to understand or
judge; as, authors are blind to their own defects.
But hard be hardened, blind be blinded more,
That they may stumble on, and deeper fall. --Milton.
3. Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
This plan is recommended neither to blind
approbation nor to blind reprobation. --Jay.
4. Having such a state or condition as a thing would have to
a person who is blind; not well marked or easily
discernible; hidden; unseen; concealed; as, a blind path;
a blind ditch.
5. Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced.
The blind mazes of this tangled wood. --Milton.
6. Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall;
open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut.
7. Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind
passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing.
8. (Hort.) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as,
blind buds; blind flowers.
, an alley closed at one end; a cul-de-sac.
, an axle which turns but does not communicate
, one of the insects apt to fly against people,
esp. at night.
(Zo["o]l.), a species of catfish (Gronias nigrolabris
), nearly destitute of eyes, living in caverns
, coal that burns without flame; anthracite coal.
, Blind window
, an imitation of a door or
window, without an opening for passage or light. See
or Blank window
, under Blank
(Mining), a level or drainage gallery which has
a vertical shaft at each end, and acts as an inverted
(Bot.), dead nettle. See Dead nettle
(Gunnery), a shell containing no charge, or one
that does not explode.
, the side which is most easily assailed; a weak
or unguarded side; the side on which one is least able or
disposed to see danger. --Swift.
(Zo["o]l.), a small, harmless, burrowing snake,
of the family Typhlopid[ae]
, with rudimentary eyes.
(Anat.), the point in the retina of the eye
where the optic nerve enters, and which is insensible to
, in bookbinding and leather work, the
indented impression of heated tools, without gilding; --
called also blank tooling
, and blind blocking
, a wall without an opening; a blank wall.