blank wall

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blank wall, blind wall, dead wall

A wall whose whole surface is unbroken by a window, door, or other opening.
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"Yes, I remember he boasted about the blank wall in an extraordinary way," continued Evgenie, "and I feel that without that blank wall he will never be able to die eloquently; and he does so long to die eloquently!"
Halting only for the brief instant that was required to wrench my sword from the carcass of my late antagonist, I sprang across the chamber to the blank wall beyond, through which the thern had attempted to pass.
At the intersection of two of these streets stood the house of the Carmelites--a dull, plain edifice, with a high-shouldered blank wall all round it.
On both sides were blank walls and before him the river turned a sharp corner and disappeared.
Yet he was sure that eyes watched them from somewhere behind that blank wall.
A street-lamp some little distance away gave enough light through the murk of the rain that was again falling in torrents to make it entirely plain that "no one was there." In truth there was nothing but the sheer blank wall of the tower.
Ah--there's a nice bit of blank wall up by that barn standing to waste.
Its only drawback was that it looked out upon a blank wall.
I looked at the blank wall: it seemed a sky thick with ascending stars,--every one lit me to a purpose or delight.
For coming out of V Prospect towards the square, he saw on the left a passage leading between two blank walls to a courtyard.
Archer's gaze, wandering away to the blank walls of the office, rested on a hanging calendar surmounted by the rugged features of the President of the United States.
With a pitiful and plaintive look for her wayward sister; for her idle brother; for the high blank walls; for the faded crowd they shut in; for the games of the prison children as they whooped and ran, and played at hide-and-seek, and made the iron bars of the inner gateway 'Home.'