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plain

lacking in style; unadorned.

plain-bodied
said of a sheep with very few wrinkles.
plain quarters
a horse with fat, rounded hindquarters resembling those of a pig.
plain wool
when the crimp in the staple is barely visible.
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It wasn't all plain sailing for the Swans and Northampton were unlucky not to draw level in the 49th minute when Johnson clattered the crossbar from 18 yards.
But this winter won't be as plain sailing as recent years.
Of course, you could fly around the world in record time, but it would be plain sailing with no obstacles to block your path.
PLAIN SAILING n Jordan Poole, Rebekah Wallace and James Preston celebrate
But the 25-year-old concedes his career has not been plain sailing after experiencing the harsh reality of part-time football with non-league Lewes in 2004 following his release by hometown club Brighton.
However, it wasn't plain sailing for favourite King Of Eden in the 6f sprint as the 8-11 shot traded at 7.
IT was plain sailing for a group of city children at Edgbaston Reservoir.
It was not all plain sailing, though, as they had to break the surface ice which had formed overnight before commencing their float-in.
IT was plain sailing for one Liver bird happy to be arriving home on a Royal Navy warship.
A third end blip saw him fall short again with his first three bowls, and he dropped a double, but it was plain sailing from then on, as he pressed home to win the set, 11-5.
PLAIN SAILING Michelle Daurat, Hartlepool project manager, Tall Ships Race.
It seemed it would be plain sailing when the home side went ahead after the restart but they immediately gave away a poor try and did not close out the game until the dying moments.