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an impassable barricade or obstacle; a situation in which further progress is impossible:
Attempts to get information by questioning the neighbors ran into a blank wall.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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plate, vandal-proof covers that are flush with wall.
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