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  • adj. sandblind, purblind
  • adj. blinding

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Purblind; blinding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Blind or purblind; blinding: as, “bisson rheum, “

Etymologies

From Middle English bisen, bisne ("blind, purblind"), from Old English bisene ("blind"), probably from bi- ("near") + sīen ("sight") in the sense of "near-sighted, short-sighted". Compare Dutch bijziende ("mole-eyed"), German beisichtig ("short-sighted"). More at by, see. (Wiktionary)

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