Blank bar(Law), a plea put in to oblige the plaintiff in an action of trespass to assign the certain place where the trespass was committed; — called also common bar.Blank cartridge, a cartridge containing no ball.Blank deed. See Deed.Blank door, or Blank window(Arch.), a depression in a wall of the size of a door or window, either for symmetrical effect, or for the more convenient insertion of a door or window at a future time, should it be needed.Blank indorsement(Law), an indorsement which omits the name of the person in whose favor it is made; it is usually made by simply writing the name of the indorser on the back of the bill.Blank line(Print.), a vacant space of the breadth of a line, on a printed page; a line of quadrats.Blank tire(Mech.), a tire without a flange.Blank tooling. See Blind tooling, under Blind.Blank verse. See under Verse.Blank wall, a wall in which there is no opening; a dead wall.

(Blank) n.

1. Any void space; a void space on paper, or in any written instrument; an interval void of consciousness, action, result, etc; a void.

I can not write a paper full, I used to do; and yet I will not forgive a blank of half an inch from you.

From this time there ensues a long blank in the history of French legislation.

I was ill. I can't tell how long — it was a blank.
G. Eliot.

2. A lot by which nothing is gained; a ticket in a lottery on which no prize is indicated.

In Fortune's lottery lies
A heap of blanks, like this, for one small prize.

(Bland"ness), n. The state or quality of being bland.

(Blank) a. [OE. blank, blonc, blaunc, blaunche, fr. F. blanc, fem. blanche, fr. OHG. blanch shining, bright, white, G. blank; akin to E. blink, cf. also AS. blanc white. 98. See Blink, and cf. 1st Blanch.]

1. Of a white or pale color; without color.

To the blank moon
Her office they prescribed.

2. Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty space to be filled in with some special writing; — said of checks, official documents, etc.; as, blank paper; a blank check; a blank ballot.

3. Utterly confounded or discomfited.

Adam . . . astonied stood, and blank.

4. Empty; void; without result; fruitless; as, a blank space; a blank day.

5. Lacking characteristics which give variety; as, a blank desert; a blank wall; destitute of interests, affections, hopes, etc.; as, to live a blank existence; destitute of sensations; as, blank unconsciousness.

6. Lacking animation and intelligence, or their associated characteristics, as expression of face, look, etc.; expressionless; vacant. "Blank and horror-stricken faces." C. Kingsley.

The blank . . . glance of a half returned consciousness.
G. Eliot.

7. Absolute; downright; unmixed; as, blank terror.

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