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blind

1. done without being able to see, relying on instruments for information
2. (of cultivated plants) having failed to produce flowers or fruits
3. Poker a stake put up by a player before he examines his cards
4. Hunting chiefly US and Canadian a screen of brush or undergrowth, in which hunters hide to shoot their quarry
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Blind

A device to obstruct vision or keep out light, consisting of a shade, screen, or an assemblage of panels or slats.

blind

[blīnd]
(engineering)
A solid disk inserted at a pipe joint or union to prevent the flow of fluids through the pipe; used during maintenance and repair work as a safety precaution. Also known as blank.
(geology)
Referring to a mineral deposit with no surface outcrop.

blind

1. A device to obstruct vision or keep out light; usually a shade, a screen, or an assemblage of light panels or slats.
2. A solid disk inserted in a pipe joint or union to prevent the flow of water during the repair of a water distribution system.
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DAVE Gorman does things that are so blindingly obvious you can't help hate him for not thinking of them yourself.
She will ask the blindingly obvious, brilliant questions that all the rest of us politicians forget to ask" - David Cameron on his wife Samantha.
WHILE we're still on the subject of useless research - what about the new report that has taken almost a year to complete and reveals the blindingly obvious fact that people on fairground rides often throw their hands above their heads?
As usual the council is refusing to see what is blindingly obvious.
Why does it take this nation's ministers and administrators so long to get around to doing the blindingly obvious?
The florid Ms French not only forgot to be funny herself, but also didn't bother asking the blindingly obvious - namely, what it was that made a funny female?
Another stunning piece of work from academics at the Department for Stating the Blindingly Obvious, this time a formula for predicting the likelihood of Sod's Law.