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BLANK (from the Fr. blanc, white)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 41 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BLANK (from the Fr. blanc, white), a. word used in various senses based on that of " left white," i.e. requiring something to be filled in; thus a " blank cheque " is one which requires the amount to be inserted, an insurance policy in blank, where the name of the beneficiary is lacking, " blank verse " (q.v.)41 verse without rhyme, " blank cartridge " that contains only powder and no ball or shot. The word is also used, as a substantive, for a ticket in a lottery or sweepstake which does not carry a number or the name of a horse running or for an unstamped metal disc in coining.
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