Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who blinks or sees imperfectly; one who squints.
- n. That which twinkles or glances, as a dim star which appears and disappears.
- n. One who lacks intellectual perception.
- n. One who wilfully shuts his eyes to what is happening; one who blinks facts.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who blinks with, or as with, weak eyes.
- n. That which twinkles or glances, as a dim star, which appears and disappears.
“But the Don would not be pacified; and walked out, calling himself an ass and a blinkard for having demeaned himself to such a company, forgetting that he had brought it on himself.”
“When the sun shone clear the water on beyond became a shimmering blazing shield of white-hot metal; and an hour of uninterrupted gazing upon it would have turned an argus into a blinkard.”
“Or was there something of intended satire; is the Professor and Seer not quite the blinkard he affects to be?”
“Nay what are all errors and perversities of his, even those stealings of ribbons aimless confused miseries and vagabondisms, if we will interpret them kindly, but the blinkard dazzlements and staggerings to and fro of a man sent on an errand he is too weak for, by a path he cannot yet find?”
“With rich munificence, as we often say, in a most blinkard, bespectacled, logic-chopping generation, Nature has gifted this man with an eye.”
“But the grand, and indeed substantially primary and generic aspect of the Consummation of Terror remains still to be looked at; nay blinkard”
“The pity that proves so possible and plentiful without that basis, is mere _ignavia_ and cowardly effeminacy; maudlin laxity of heart, grounded on blinkard dimness of head -- contemptible as a drunkard's tears.”
“Blame the people who run the Union, the Union student presidents during that time and the blinkard Union alums who helped ram this through.”
“stop the city, let me out. this is blinkard philistine pig ignorance.”
“‘wizard’, may be taken as surviving specimens; ‘blinkard’ (_Homilies_),”
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