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Definition: Blind shell
, 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.