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DEAF, DUMB, AND BLIND. A man born deaf, dumb, and blind, is considered an idiot. (q.v.) 1 Bl. Com. 304; F. N. B. 233; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2111.

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This leaves Michael Howard's campaign on the economy in tatters, his claim that he can deliver hugely-improved public services while dramatically reducing taxation has fallen on deaf ears.
Norman has long been an advocate of golf taking its place at the Olympic table but his previous campaigns for its inclusion -aimed at both Sydney in 2000 andAthens this summer -have fallen on deaf ears.
Protests to the organisers have apparently fallen on deaf ears, so Hightown will have to rely on their excellent team spirit to carry them through a difficult match against a side they have already beaten twice during the league season.
But Home Secretary David Blunkett, who confirmed the release last night, indicated that appeals for the return of the remaining four had fallen on deaf ears.