1. A fencer's foil. [Obs.]

2. A short needle with a strong point. See Needle.

3. Money. [Cant] Beaconsfield.

(Blunt"ish), a. Somewhat blunt.Blunt"ish*ness, n.

(Blunt"ly), adv. In a blunt manner; coarsely; plainly; abruptly; without delicacy, or the usual forms of civility.

Sometimes after bluntly giving his opinions, he would quietly lay himself asleep until the end of their deliberations.

(Blunt"ness), n.

1. Want of edge or point; dullness; obtuseness; want of sharpness.

The multitude of elements and bluntness of angles.

2. Abruptness of address; rude plainness. "Bluntness of speech." Boyle.

(Blunt"-wit`ted) n. Dull; stupid.

Blunt-witted lord, ignoble in demeanor!

(Blur) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blurred (blûrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Blurring.] [Prob. of same origin as blear. See Blear.]

1. To render obscure by making the form or outline of confused and uncertain, as by soiling; to smear; to make indistinct and confused; as, to blur manuscript by handling it while damp; to blur the impression of a woodcut by an excess of ink.

But time hath nothing blurred those lines of favor
Which then he wore.

2. To cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken.

Her eyes are blurred with the lightning's glare.
J. R. Drake.

3. To sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation.

Sarcasms may eclipse thine own,
But can not blur my lost renown.

Syn. — To spot; blot; disfigure; stain; sully.

(Blur) n.

1. That which obscures without effacing; a stain; a blot, as upon paper or other substance.

As for those who cleanse blurs with blotted fingers, they make it worse.

2. A dim, confused appearance; indistinctness of vision; as, to see things with a blur; it was all blur.

3. A moral stain or blot.

Lest she . . . will with her railing set a great blur on mine honesty and good name.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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