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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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A leaked letter from the Home Secretary suggesting the economic downturn will lead to rising crime levels is a "statement of the blindingly obvious", a Home Office Minister said yesterday.
The coroner told the jury, "You have heard him in the witness box and even without what he said subsequently in the hotel room in New York, it was blindingly obvious wasn't it that the evidence that he gave in this court was not the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
It was blindingly obvious and unimaginative with the story set in the world of celebrity and fashion.
He said: "He was fearless, flamboyant, blindingly quick in the car.
It's blindingly obvious to them that despite what post office bosses say, the service will get poorer and the queues longer when the replacement post office is set up in WH Smith.
VERDICT Willie Musson's horses are always well supported when they are expected to win - a blindingly obvious thing to say, I know, but it's a truism with this outfit and I'd hold off any interest in this race until you see what is happening with the betting.
I couldn't possibly have given the crop the amount of water equivalent to the record rainfalls of late and it is blindingly obvious that onions like water.
Without giving too much away, however, Andrea's role does go through some blindingly fast changes toward the end.
But while Bourgeois's use of rubber conveyed a tactile intimacy, these blindingly white-glazed forms of hygienic ceramic seemed cold.
And indeed, Sonic Adventure is very fast, almost blindingly so, with sharp, lush graphics that whip by at something closer to supersonic speeds.
The game dares players to take control of sleek and blindingly fast Podracers in a series of electrifying and dangerous races throughout the Star Wars galaxy.
Side by side - it was blindingly obvious what the right thing to do was.