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obscure

(ŏb-skūr′) [L. obscurus, hide]
1. Hidden, indistinct, as the cause of a condition.
2. To make less distinct or to hide.
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particularly sort of work with often just "Where trees are found to be obscuring to drive the view of a road sign or traffic lights we take action to prune them where we can.
The haze has also begun to envelop Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, obscuring hills surrounding the city.
not the same person--this time it's Chizura Tomioka with a message box half obscuring her left eye.
Troubling to the anthropologist in me is Smith's overriding concentration on historical development toward a later period, thus obscuring the "thing" itself (a piece of music, a style, a treatise, etc.) in favor of its place in a chronological sequence.
Daniel Webster said that "there is nothing so powerful as truth -- and often nothing so strange." The Insiders can succeed only by burying and obscuring truth, which of course explains why their control of the major media is essential to their plans.
This is often preventing drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders from seeing each other until the last minute and obscuring vital road signs.
This is often preventing drivers, ped-estrians, cyclists and horse riders from seeing each other until the last minute and obscuring vital road signs.
Wisely, those in charge of the session placed Hedges in front of a simple piano trio (featuring the excellent pianist Eddie Higgins): the spare accompaniment and lack of competing soloists have the twin benefits of allowing Hedges to stretch out impressively and of not obscuring his glorio us tone.
In the aftermath of September II, Coyne's notion of obscuring objects with white matter becomes something different: a chilling reminder of the chalky dust and ash that covered survivors of the attack and blanketed New York's Financial District with several inches of "snow."