In blank
Blank 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. [1913 Webster]

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. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

From this time there ensues a long blank in the history of French legislation. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

I was ill. I can't tell how long -- it was a blank. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

2. A lot by which nothing is gained; a ticket in a lottery on which no prize is indicated. [1913 Webster]

In Fortune's lottery lies A heap of blanks, like this, for one small prize. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. A paper unwritten; a paper without marks or characters a blank ballot; -- especially, a paper on which are to be inserted designated items of information, for which spaces are left vacant; a bland form. [1913 Webster]

The freemen signified their approbation by an inscribed vote, and their dissent by a blank. --Palfrey. [1913 Webster]

4. A paper containing the substance of a legal instrument, as a deed, release, writ, or execution, with spaces left to be filled with names, date, descriptions, etc. [1913 Webster]

5. The point aimed at in a target, marked with a white spot; hence, the object to which anything is directed. [1913 Webster]

Let me still remain The true blank of thine eye. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. Aim; shot; range. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I have stood . . . within the blank of his displeasure For my free speech. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

7. A kind of base silver money, first coined in England by Henry V., and worth about 8 pence; also, a French coin of the seventeenth century, worth about 4 pence. --Nares. [1913 Webster]

8. (Mech.) A piece of metal prepared to be made into something by a further operation, as a coin, screw, nuts. [1913 Webster]

9. (Dominoes) A piece or division of a piece, without spots; as, the ``double blank''; the ``six blank.'' [1913 Webster]

{In blank}, with an essential portion to be supplied by another; as, to make out a check in blank. [1913 Webster]


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