It was in translating part of Virgil's Aeneid that Surrey used blank
As before, she took the pencil and wrote on the blank
, little blanks
, targes* and eagle liards showered into it.
But when it comes to four o'clock, and still the same blank, Volumnia's constancy begins to fail her, or rather it begins to strengthen, for she now considers that it is her duty to be ready for the morrow, when much may be expected of her, that, in fact, howsoever anxious to remain upon the spot, it may be required of her, as an act of self-devotion, to desert the spot.
But it is all blank, blank as the darkness above and below, while he goes up the great staircase again, blank as the oppressive silence.
Very familiar to him, as he said himself some hours ago, George Rouncewell lifts him into easier positions through the long remainder of the blank wintry night, and equally familiar with his unexpressed wish, extinguishes the light and undraws the curtains at the first late break of day.
He signed the new contract, inserting "The Smoke of Joy" in the blank
space, and mailed it back to the publishers along with the twenty storiettes he had written in the days before he discovered the formula for the newspaper storiette.
By this time (my patience being completely worn out) I had taken my check-book from the table-drawer, had signed my name, and had handed the blank check across the table to my legal adviser.
And you will further oblige me, if you approve of the abstract, by yourself filling in the blank space on your check with the needful amount in words and figures.
A blank cartridge in the nose just about that time is the best preventive I know."
In his belt, loaded with blank cartridges, was a revolver.
These are indeed to be considered as blanks
in the grand lottery of time.