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 for blank tooling
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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blind \Blind\, a. [AS.; akin to D., G., OS., Sw., & Dan. blind,
     Icel. blindr, Goth. blinds; of uncertain origin.]
     1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect
        or by deprivation; without sight.
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              He that is strucken blind can not forget
              The precious treasure of his eyesight lost. --Shak.
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     2. Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of
        intellectual light; unable or unwilling to understand or
        judge; as, authors are blind to their own defects.
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              But hard be hardened, blind be blinded more,
              That they may stumble on, and deeper fall. --Milton.
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     3. Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
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              This plan is recommended neither to blind
              approbation nor to blind reprobation. --Jay.
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     4. Having such a state or condition as a thing would have to
        a person who is blind; not well marked or easily
        discernible; hidden; unseen; concealed; as, a blind path;
        a blind ditch.
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     5. Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced.
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              The blind mazes of this tangled wood. --Milton.
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     6. Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall;
        open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut.
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     7. Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind
        passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing.
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     8. (Hort.) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as,
        blind buds; blind flowers.
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     Blind alley, an alley closed at one end; a cul-de-sac.
  
     Blind axle, an axle which turns but does not communicate
        motion. --Knight.
  
     Blind beetle, one of the insects apt to fly against people,
        esp. at night.
  
     Blind cat (Zool.), a species of catfish ({Gronias
        nigrolabris), nearly destitute of eyes, living in caverns
        in Pennsylvania.
  
     Blind coal, coal that burns without flame; anthracite coal.
        --Simmonds.
  
     Blind door, Blind window, an imitation of a door or
        window, without an opening for passage or light. See
        Blank door or Blank window, under Blank, a.
  
     Blind level (Mining), a level or drainage gallery which has
        a vertical shaft at each end, and acts as an inverted
        siphon. --Knight.
  
     Blind nettle (Bot.), dead nettle. See Dead nettle, under
        Dead.
  
     Blind shell (Gunnery), a shell containing no charge, or one
        that does not explode.
  
     Blind side, the side which is most easily assailed; a weak
        or unguarded side; the side on which one is least able or
        disposed to see danger. --Swift.
  
     Blind snake (Zool.), a small, harmless, burrowing snake, of
        the family Typhlopid[ae], with rudimentary eyes.
  
     Blind spot (Anat.), the point in the retina of the eye
        where the optic nerve enters, and which is insensible to
        light.
  
     Blind tooling, in bookbinding and leather work, the
        indented impression of heated tools, without gilding; --
        called also blank tooling, and blind blocking.
  
     Blind wall, a wall without an opening; a blank wall.
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