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blank

(blank),
A solution consisting of all of the analytic components except the compound to be measured; this is used to establish a baseline of measurement intensity with which the compound of interest is compared.
[M.E. white, fr. O.Fr. blanc, fr. Germanic]

blank

a solution containing all of the reagents needed for analysis of a substance except the substance tested.

blank

Drug slang
noun A regional street term for any low quality substance of abuse.
 
Lab medicine
noun A negative control specimen used in immunoassays and quality assurance in many lab tests. Blanks are processed in tandem with the test serum or tissue, differing in that a primary antibody is not added in the first step; blanks assure a true negative result, allowing comparison of a possibly positive result with a known negative.
 
Vox populi-UK
verb To deliberately ignore someone, as in “Mark blanked Carole.”

blank

(blangk)
A solution consisting of all the analytic components except the compound to be measured; used to establish a baseline of measurement intensity with which the compound of interest is compared.
[M.E. white, fr. O.Fr. blanc, fr. Germanic]

Blank

If an individual has inherited same HLA antigen from both parents, the HLA typing is designated by the shared HLA antigen followed by a "blank"(—).
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An initial investigation found that live rounds had somehow got mixed in with the blank cartridges that were to be used.
Total quantity or scope: Lot 1 200 000 cartridges with police police bullet, caliber 9 mm x 19, pollution reduced, lead-free; 2 900 000 blank cartridges with practice round, caliber 9 mm x 19, pollution reduced, lead-free; 250 000 pcs cartridges Frangible, caliber 9 mm x 19, bullet weight 6.
Outside, Smith fired two blank cartridges, then White returned to say: "People get killed for their faith.
In a similar police raid at the home of David Hampson, in Barker Way, Kensington, officers found a replica police pistol which had been con verted, several drills which were used to bore out the firearms, and real and blank cartridges.
But South Wales Police criticised the use of imitation guns and blank cartridges.
Peter March (28) from Brentford, West London, pleaded guilty to possessing an imitation firearm and blank cartridges at the Chiswick Social Club, West London.
He dragged White outside, loaded his gun with two blank cartridges and fired into the ground.
It is also alleged that the second gun found was a blank firing imitation Walther PPK, originally meant to fire 8mm blank cartridges but now modified so that, Mr Flewitt said: "it can now discharge projectiles from the barrel with lethal effect".
He set trip wires attached to blank cartridges, detonators and security lights.
It was also alleged the second gun found was a blank firing imitation Walther PPK, originally meant to fire 8mm blank cartridges but now modified.
He then blindfolded the minister and dragged him outside, before loading the gun with two blank cartridges and firing them into the ground.
As they became more skilled, the Hampsons had no problem in creating lethal bullets from blank cartridges.