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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.
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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.
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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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According to Freud, omnipotence operates as a defense mechanism intended to protect one's self from the pull of the death instinct: the regressive drive toward the elimination of all tension, a primary impulse toward "nothingness." Omnipotence is projected outward and manifested as rage, as aggressiveness, as "the blindest fury of destructiveness" (Freud, Civilization 68), and, in erotic life, as sadism.
Even the blindest can see how indispensable is the decisive struggle against the priest, whatever he is called: pastor, rabbi, patriarch, mufti, or pope; that struggle should be waged no less ruthlessly against "God" whose name is Jehovah, Jesus, Buddha, or Allah.
Only the blindest of Canada's left academic ideologists cannot see through this patent conceit.
Ludo's face, in any case, was blind; it looked the blindest part of his body, and perhaps the deadest, from which all the functions of a living face had gone.
Visionaries, even if they happen to be like our Campana, are inevitably the most artless, the blindest of creatures on this earth.
But Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer warned they face the "blindest of blindfold Brexits", adding: "The Prime Minister and the EU know these documents cannot be separated." Speaker John Bercow cleared today's vote after ruling the motion was substantially different from the second meaningful vote.
I say "apparently" as he might as well have called it the biggest pile of steaming garbage ever to hit Centre Court as the truth is hardly anyone was paying the blindest bit of attention.
There was a time when the world thought Israel was plucky fighting all these Arabs but no longer, there's been way to many massacres of the Palestinian people that it is clear even to the blindest person who the innocent victims are.