1) Blind as a stone; that is completely blind.

The OED has ‘stane-blynde’ in Scotland in c.1375 and occasional examples in England from 1591. In Yorkshire, a witness in a Star Chamber case gave evidence of an assault upon her by several men:c.1535 wiche grevoslye and riotoslye dyd stryk and wound your said poer orratrix in here hede, so as she … is now at this day ston blynde, Sharlston. I have noted one further example: 1711 a poor old man stone blind and above 80 years of age, Rotherham.

dates 1535 1711

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