blinder

Part of speech: noun

One who or that which blinds; a flap on the side of a horse's headstall.

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Usage examples "blinder":

  1. Give us another whack at this and in the next two years we'll be ready to retire with a trail blinder than an eyeless fish in the Mammoth Cave. - "The Lash", Olin L. Lyman.
  2. So he got a job as a drawing- master in a girl's school in Holloway, and there he's been ever since, growing older and older, and feebler and feebler, and blinder and deafer, and generally more gaga, until finally the school has given him the sack. - "Mortal Coils", Aldous Huxley.
  3. And he said: " Thou knowest my thought, and wise- hearted art thou grown: It were well if thine eyes were blinder, and we each were faring alone, And I with my eld and my wisdom, and thou with thy youth and thy might; Yet whiles I dream I have wrought thee, a beam of the morning bright, A fatherless motherless glory, to work out my desire; Then high my hope ariseth, and my heart is all afire For the world I behold from afar, and the day that yet shall be; Then I wake and all things I remember and a youth of the Kings I see- - The child of the Wood- abider, the seed of a conquered King, The sword that the Gods have fashioned, the fate that men shall sing:- Ah might the world run backward to the days of the Dwarfs of old, When I hewed out the pillars of crystal, and smoothed the walls of gold!" - "The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs", William Morris.