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 for Blank cartridge
From 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.]
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     1. Of a white or pale color; without color.
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              To the blank moon
              Her office they prescribed.           --Milton.
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     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.
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     3. Utterly confounded or discomfited.
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              Adam . . . astonied stood, and blank. --Milton.
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     4. Empty; void; without result; fruitless; as, a blank space;
        a blank day.
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     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.
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     6. Lacking animation and intelligence, or their associated
        characteristics, as expression of face, look, etc.;
        expressionless; vacant. "Blank and horror-stricken faces."
        --C. Kingsley.
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              The blank . . . glance of a half returned
              consciousness.                        --G. Eliot.
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     7. Absolute; downright; unmixed; as, blank terror.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cartridge \Car"tridge\ (k[aum]r"tr[i^]j), n. [Formerly cartrage,
     corrupted fr. F. cartouche. See Cartouch.] (Mil.)
     A complete charge for a firearm, contained in, or held
     together by, a case, capsule, or shell of metal, pasteboard,
     or other material.
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     Ball cartridge, a cartridge containing a projectile.
  
     Blank cartridge, a cartridge without a projectile.
  
     Center-fire cartridge, a cartridge in which the fulminate
        occupies an axial position usually in the center of the
        base of the capsule, instead of being contained in its
        rim. In the Prussian needle gun the fulminate is applied
        to the middle of the base of the bullet.
  
     Rim-fire cartridge, a cartridge in which the fulminate is
        contained in a rim surrounding its base.
  
     Cartridge bag, a bag of woolen cloth, to hold a charge for
        a cannon.
  
     Cartridge belt, a belt having pockets for cartridges.
  
     Cartridge box, a case, usually of leather, attached to a
        belt or strap, for holding cartridges.
  
     Cartridge paper.
     (a) A thick stout paper for inclosing cartridges.
     (b) A rough tinted paper used for covering walls, and also
         for making drawings upon.
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