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 for Blank bar
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bar \Bar\ (b[aum]r), n. [OE. barre, F. barre, fr. LL. barra, W.
     bar the branch of a tree, bar, baren branch, Gael. & Ir.
     barra bar. [root]91.]
     1. A piece of wood, metal, or other material, long in
        proportion to its breadth or thickness, used as a lever
        and for various other purposes, but especially for a
        hindrance, obstruction, or fastening; as, the bars of a
        fence or gate; the bar of a door.
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              Thou shalt make bars of shittim wood. --Ex. xxvi.
                                                    26.
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     2. An indefinite quantity of some substance, so shaped as to
        be long in proportion to its breadth and thickness; as, a
        bar of gold or of lead; a bar of soap.
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     3. Anything which obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an
        obstruction; a barrier.
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              Must I new bars to my own joy create? --Dryden.
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     4. A bank of sand, gravel, or other matter, esp. at the mouth
        of a river or harbor, obstructing navigation.
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     5. Any railing that divides a room, or office, or hall of
        assembly, in order to reserve a space for those having
        special privileges; as, the bar of the House of Commons.
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     6. (Law)
        (a) The railing that incloses the place which counsel
            occupy in courts of justice. Hence, the phrase at the
            bar of the court signifies in open court.
        (b) The place in court where prisoners are stationed for
            arraignment, trial, or sentence.
        (c) The whole body of lawyers licensed in a court or
            district; the legal profession.
        (d) A special plea constituting a sufficient answer to
            plaintiff's action.
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     7. Any tribunal; as, the bar of public opinion; the bar of
        God.
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     8. A barrier or counter, over which liquors and food are
        passed to customers; hence, the portion of the room behind
        the counter where liquors for sale are kept.
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     9. (Her.) An ordinary, like a fess but narrower, occupying
        only one fifth part of the field.
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     10. A broad shaft, or band, or stripe; as, a bar of light; a
         bar of color.
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     11. (Mus.) A vertical line across the staff. Bars divide the
         staff into spaces which represent measures, and are
         themselves called measures.
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     Note: A double bar marks the end of a strain or main division
           of a movement, or of a whole piece of music; in
           psalmody, it marks the end of a line of poetry. The
           term bar is very often loosely used for measure, i.e.,
           for such length of music, or of silence, as is included
           between one bar and the next; as, a passage of eight
           bars; two bars' rest.
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     12. (Far.) pl.
         (a) The space between the tusks and grinders in the upper
             jaw of a horse, in which the bit is placed.
         (b) The part of the crust of a horse's hoof which is bent
             inwards towards the frog at the heel on each side,
             and extends into the center of the sole.
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     13. (Mining)
         (a) A drilling or tamping rod.
         (b) A vein or dike crossing a lode.
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     14. (Arch.)
         (a) A gatehouse of a castle or fortified town.
         (b) A slender strip of wood which divides and supports
             the glass of a window; a sash bar.
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     Bar shoe (Far.), a kind of horseshoe having a bar across
        the usual opening at the heel, to protect a tender frog
        from injury.
  
     Bar shot, a double headed shot, consisting of a bar, with a
        ball or half ball at each end; -- formerly used for
        destroying the masts or rigging in naval combat.
  
     Bar sinister (Her.), a term popularly but erroneously used
        for baton, a mark of illegitimacy. See Baton.
  
     Bar tracery (Arch.), ornamental stonework resembling bars
        of iron twisted into the forms required.
  
     Blank bar (Law). See Blank.
  
     Case at bar (Law), a case presently before the court; a
        case under argument.
  
     In bar of, as a sufficient reason against; to prevent.
  
     Matter in bar, or Defence in bar, any matter which is a
        final defense in an action.
  
     Plea in bar, a plea which goes to bar or defeat the
        plaintiff's action absolutely and entirely.
  
     Trial at bar (Eng. Law), a trial before all the judges of
        one the superior courts of Westminster, or before a quorum
        representing the full court.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blank \Blank\, a. [OE. blank, blonc, blaunc, blaunche, fr. F.
     blanc, fem. blanche, fr. OHG. blanch shining, bright, white,
     G. blank; akin to E. blink, cf. also AS. blanc white. ?98.
     See Blink, and cf. 1st Blanch.]
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     1. Of a white or pale color; without color.
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              To the blank moon
              Her office they prescribed.           --Milton.
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     2. Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty
        space to be filled in with some special writing; -- said
        of checks, official documents, etc.; as, blank paper; a
        blank check; a blank ballot.
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     3. Utterly confounded or discomfited.
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              Adam . . . astonied stood, and blank. --Milton.
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     4. Empty; void; without result; fruitless; as, a blank space;
        a blank day.
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     5. Lacking characteristics which give variety; as, a blank
        desert; a blank wall; destitute of interests, affections,
        hopes, etc.; as, to live a blank existence; destitute of
        sensations; as, blank unconsciousness.
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     6. Lacking animation and intelligence, or their associated
        characteristics, as expression of face, look, etc.;
        expressionless; vacant. "Blank and horror-stricken faces."
        --C. Kingsley.
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              The blank . . . glance of a half returned
              consciousness.                        --G. Eliot.
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     7. Absolute; downright; unmixed; as, blank terror.
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     Blank bar (Law), a plea put in to oblige the plaintiff in
        an action of trespass to assign the certain place where
        the trespass was committed; -- called also common bar.
        
  
     Blank cartridge, a cartridge containing no ball.
  
     Blank deed. See Deed.
  
     Blank door, or Blank window (Arch.), a depression in a
        wall of the size of a door or window, either for
        symmetrical effect, or for the more convenient insertion
        of a door or window at a future time, should it be needed.
        
  
     Blank indorsement (Law), an indorsement which omits the
        name of the person in whose favor it is made; it is
        usually made by simply writing the name of the indorser on
        the back of the bill.
  
     Blank line (Print.), a vacant space of the breadth of a
        line, on a printed page; a line of quadrats.
  
     Blank tire (Mech.), a tire without a flange.
  
     Blank tooling. See Blind tooling, under Blind.
  
     Blank verse. See under Verse.
  
     Blank wall, a wall in which there is no opening; a dead
        wall.
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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BLANK BAR, pleading. The same with that called a common bar, which, in an 
  action of trespass, is put in to oblige the plaintiff to assign the certain' 
  place where the trespass was committed. Cro. Jac. 594, pl. 16. 
  
  

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