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a basic knitting stitch

clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

not elaborate or elaborated

lacking patterns especially in color

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not mixed with extraneous elements

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free from any effort to soften to disguise

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lacking embellishment or ornamentation

lacking in physical beauty or proportion

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unmistakably ('plain' is often used informally for 'plainly')

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Down at the foot of Tabor, and just at the edge of the storied Plain of Esdraelon, is the insignificant village of Deburieh, where Deborah, prophetess of Israel, lived.
It was even doubtful that I could retrace my steps to Phutra should I once pass beyond view of the plain, and even were that possible, what aid could I bring to Perry no matter how far I wandered?
I have no idea, of course, how long it took me to reach the limit of the plain, but at last I entered the foothills, following a pretty little canyon upward toward the mountains.
And a moment later, amidst a cloud of dust, the raiders were galloping madly across the plain, and out from the concealment of the reeds along the river, crept a party of black warriors toward the spot where the golden ingots of Opar lay piled on the ground.
Go your way, then," he growled, "leaving the pouch in plain sight behind you.
At length these denizens of the swamps disappeared in their turn; smaller trees became thinly scattered among less dense thickets-- a few isolated groups detached in the midst of endless plains over which ranged herds of startled deer.
This plain, would then be nothing but an immense cemetery, on which would repose the mortal remains of thousands of extinct generations.
Are these plains composed of arid sand, as the first astronomer maintained?
The death-like stillness of the plain, the dogs keeping watch, the gipsy-group of Gauchos making their beds round the fire, have left in my mind a strongly-marked picture of this first night, which will never be forgotten.
30'), where the plain rather suddenly becomes greener and more humid; and their southern limit is between Port Desire and St.
Waiters removed cloths pointedly near the plain figure sitting almost alone.
The remnants of the Mohicans, and the Delawares, of the Creeks, Choctaws, and Cherokees, are destined to fulfil their time on these vast plains.
The ground was still covered with snow, though not so deep and dangerous as on the mountains; and the ravenous creatures, as we heard afterwards, were come down into the forest and plain country, pressed by hunger, to seek for food, and had done a great deal of mischief in the villages, where they surprised the country people, killed a great many of their sheep and horses, and some people too.
It has been said there is nothing appertaining to life upon the broad plain.
It spreads forth into undulating and treeless plains, and desolate sandy wastes wearisome to the eye from their extent and monotony, and which are supposed by geologists to have formed the ancient floor of the ocean, countless ages since, when its primeval waves beat against the granite bases of the Rocky Mountains.