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  • "A blind man is a dead man," was how they put it, and I had to make excuses to Sher Afzul and instruct Sergeant Hudson to give the trooper a punishment drill.

    Flashman

  • He couldn't risk using his radio to call Julie now, for that would make even a blind man suspicious.

    Behold the Stars

  • Schopenhauer says, in one of those recently-found Annotations of his which are so characteristic and so acute, “that which is called 'mathematical certainty' is the cane of a blind man without a dog, or equilibrium in darkness.”

    Life of Robert Browning

  • This shows a mountain-top crowned with laurel where Apollo, surrounded by the Muses, his divine daughters, plays on the lyre; Homer sings, and about the inspired blind man is gathered his ideal family: Virgil leading Dante, Petrarch conversing below with Anacreon, Alcæus, and the wonderful Sappho.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The blind man twisted a square of newsprint up into a cone and then dipped with a riddly spoon into the pot and filled the cone with wet peanuts.

    Cold Mountain

  • When the blind man had his fire going and his peanuts boiling, Inman put his plate on the window-sill and went outside and with the shuffling step of an old man crossed the lawn to the road.

    Cold Mountain

  • In ancient times the poor blind man could only grope his way to some street corner, or the steps of some temple, and beg for alms in the name of Esculapius; depending for his bread entirely upon the charities of the people, which his helpless condition seldom failed to elicit.

    Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Mississippi, December Session of 1862, and November Session of 1863

  • The blind man was square and solid in shoulder and hip, and his britches were cinched at the waist with a great leather belt, wide as a razor strop.

    Cold Mountain

  • Be it remembered, as we read, that this letter was not addressed to one of the greatest names in literature, but to a petulant and often peevish scholar, living of necessity in great retirement, whose name is never once mentioned by Clarendon, and about whom the voluminous Thurloe, who must have seen him hundreds of times, has nothing to say except that he was “a blind man who wrote Latin letters.”

    Andrew Marvell

  • The blind man stood where I had guided him, a little below me in the trough of the holy hoofprint, his face looking to the earth.

    The Bull From The Sea

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