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sand–blind

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adjective \ˈsan(d)-ˌblīnd\

Definition of sand–blind

  1. :  having poor eyesight :  purblind



Origin of sand–blind

Middle English, probably alteration of *samblind, from Old English sam- half (akin to Old High German sāmi- half) + blind — more at semi-


First Known Use: 15th century


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