1) Commonly used in phrases such as ‘a blind corner’ and found frequently in minor place-names in reference to something out of the way or difficult to see.

1527-8 ‘a lane called Blyndelone’, Keighley

1376-7 ‘a rood in le Sourlandes, by Blyndehed’, Follifoot. Camden wrote of bournes or streams which flow out of blinde springs, offering a clear meaning for places named Blindkeld and Blindwell.

dates 1376-1377 1527-1528

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