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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wall \Wall\, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. Interval.] [1913 Webster] 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or security, solid and permanent inclosing fence, as around a field, a park, a town, etc., also, one of the upright inclosing parts of a building or a room. [1913 Webster] The plaster of the wall of the King's palace. --Dan. v. 5. [1913 Webster] 2. A defense; a rampart; a means of protection; in the plural, fortifications, in general; works for defense. [1913 Webster] The waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. --Ex. xiv. 22. [1913 Webster] In such a night, Troilus, methinks, mounted the Troyan walls. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To rush undaunted to defend the walls. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. An inclosing part of a receptacle or vessel; as, the walls of a steam-engine cylinder. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mining) (a) The side of a level or drift. (b) The country rock bounding a vein laterally. --Raymond. [1913 Webster] Note: Wall is often used adjectively, and also in the formation of compounds, usually of obvious signification; as in wall paper, or wall-paper; wall fruit, or wall-fruit; wallflower, etc. [1913 Webster] Blank wall, Blind wall, etc. See under Blank, Blind, etc. To drive to the wall, to bring to extremities; to push to extremes; to get the advantage of, or mastery over. To go to the wall, to be hard pressed or driven; to be the weaker party; to be pushed to extremes. To take the wall. to take the inner side of a walk, that is, the side next the wall; hence, to take the precedence. "I will take the wall of any man or maid of Montague's." --Shak. Wall barley (Bot.), a kind of grass (Hordeum murinum) much resembling barley; squirrel grass. See under Squirrel. Wall box. (Mach.) See Wall frame, below. Wall creeper (Zool.), a small bright-colored bird (Tichodroma muraria) native of Asia and Southern Europe. It climbs about over old walls and cliffs in search of insects and spiders. Its body is ash-gray above, the wing coverts are carmine-red, the primary quills are mostly red at the base and black distally, some of them with white spots, and the tail is blackish. Called also spider catcher. Wall cress (Bot.), a name given to several low cruciferous herbs, especially to the mouse-ear cress. See under Mouse-ear. Wall frame (Mach.), a frame set in a wall to receive a pillow block or bearing for a shaft passing through the wall; -- called also wall box. Wall fruit, fruit borne by trees trained against a wall. Wall gecko (Zool.), any one of several species of Old World geckos which live in or about buildings and run over the vertical surfaces of walls, to which they cling by means of suckers on the feet. Wall lizard (Zool.), a common European lizard (Lacerta muralis) which frequents houses, and lives in the chinks and crevices of walls; -- called also wall newt. Wall louse, a wood louse. Wall moss (Bot.), any species of moss growing on walls. Wall newt (Zool.), the wall lizard. --Shak. Wall paper, paper for covering the walls of rooms; paper hangings. Wall pellitory (Bot.), a European plant (Parictaria officinalis) growing on old walls, and formerly esteemed medicinal. Wall pennywort (Bot.), a plant (Cotyledon Umbilicus) having rounded fleshy leaves. It is found on walls in Western Europe. Wall pepper (Bot.), a low mosslike plant (Sedum acre) with small fleshy leaves having a pungent taste and bearing yellow flowers. It is common on walls and rocks in Europe, and is sometimes seen in America. Wall pie (Bot.), a kind of fern; wall rue. Wall piece, a gun planted on a wall. --H. L. Scott. Wall plate (Arch.), a piece of timber placed horizontally upon a wall, and supporting posts, joists, and the like. See Illust. of Roof. Wall rock, granular limestone used in building walls. [U. S.] --Bartlett. Wall rue (Bot.), a species of small fern (Asplenium Ruta-muraria) growing on walls, rocks, and the like. Wall spring, a spring of water issuing from stratified rocks. Wall tent, a tent with upright cloth sides corresponding to the walls of a house. Wall wasp (Zool.), a common European solitary wasp (Odynerus parietus) which makes its nest in the crevices of walls. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blank \Blank\, a. [OE. blank, blonc, blaunc, blaunche, fr. F. blanc, fem. blanche, fr. OHG. blanch shining, bright, white, G. blank; akin to E. blink, cf. also AS. blanc white. ?98. See Blink, and cf. 1st Blanch.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of a white or pale color; without color. [1913 Webster] To the blank moon Her office they prescribed. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty space to be filled in with some special writing; -- said of checks, official documents, etc.; as, blank paper; a blank check; a blank ballot. [1913 Webster] 3. Utterly confounded or discomfited. [1913 Webster] Adam . . . astonied stood, and blank. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. Empty; void; without result; fruitless; as, a blank space; a blank day. [1913 Webster] 5. Lacking characteristics which give variety; as, a blank desert; a blank wall; destitute of interests, affections, hopes, etc.; as, to live a blank existence; destitute of sensations; as, blank unconsciousness. [1913 Webster] 6. Lacking animation and intelligence, or their associated characteristics, as expression of face, look, etc.; expressionless; vacant. "Blank and horror-stricken faces." --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] The blank . . . glance of a half returned consciousness. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] 7. Absolute; downright; unmixed; as, blank terror. [1913 Webster] Blank bar (Law), a plea put in to oblige the plaintiff in an action of trespass to assign the certain place where the trespass was committed; -- called also common bar. Blank cartridge, a cartridge containing no ball. Blank deed. See Deed. Blank door, or Blank window (Arch.), a depression in a wall of the size of a door or window, either for symmetrical effect, or for the more convenient insertion of a door or window at a future time, should it be needed. Blank indorsement (Law), an indorsement which omits the name of the person in whose favor it is made; it is usually made by simply writing the name of the indorser on the back of the bill. Blank line (Print.), a vacant space of the breadth of a line, on a printed page; a line of quadrats. Blank tire (Mech.), a tire without a flange. Blank tooling. See Blind tooling, under Blind. Blank verse. See under Verse. Blank wall, a wall in which there is no opening; a dead wall. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "blank wall": bar, barricade, barrier, blind alley, blind gut, block, blockade, blockage, bottleneck, cecum, choking, choking off, clog, congestion, constipation, costiveness, cul-de-sac, dead end, embolism, embolus, fence, gorge, impasse, impediment, infarct, infarction, jam, obstacle, obstipation, obstruction, roadblock, sealing off, stop, stoppage, strangulation, wall