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BLIND. One who is deprived of the faculty of seeing.
     2. Persons who are blind may enter into contracts and make wills like others. Carth. 53; Barn. 19, 23; 3 Leigh, R. 32. When an attesting witness becomes blind, his handwriting may be proved as if he were dead. 1 Stark. Ev. 341. But before proving his handwriting the witness must be produced, if within the jurisdiction of the court, and examined. Ld. Raym. 734; 1 M. & Rob. 258; 2 M. & Rob. 262.

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To be certain the old political order has walked itself into a blind alley a narrow path between two thick concrete walls with no exit.
Signposted by the towering chimney, the courtyard hovers between being an intimate domestic space and blind alley, blurring the distinction between private and public realms.
In a warning both ominous and somewhat comical, the commentary concluded that if the Taiwan leaders continued with their "splittist" policies "they will certainly walk down a blind alley, bump their head and shed blood."
During the 1950s and '60s, Allen appeared in successful national tours of "The Greeks Had a Word For It," "Junior Miss" and "Blind Alley."
When I spoke out honestly and said what I thought, I was able to drive him into a blind alley. But as soon as I began to play the hypocrite, he immediately sensed this and took the upper hand.'
Dissidents at an SNP national council meeting argued devolution was a blind alley on the path to independence.
Along the way, the development of ideas often takes a wrong turn down a blind alley. One such detour happened in the 17th century.
They rejected the advice of parents, social commentators and the officials of the Juvenile Employment Bureau who told them to seek "progressive" jobs as clerks and apprentices and instead went for the better paid "blind alley" work of van boys and messenger boys.
LAHORE -- Deputy Chief of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Liaqat Baloch, has said that the PTI government was pushing the country's economy into a blind alley by accepting all the terms of the IMF.
Sources said that PPP pushed PMLN into blind alley as if 14 MPAs deseat then Senate elections could not be held timely which would be tantamount to political death for PMLN and if Senate elections holds timely then PPP would emerge as majority party.
However, this too is starting to look like a blind alley. Work which could come to Tyneside is instead being funnelled to Spain by the Spanish owned Scottish Power.