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a blot on the landscape

Something that is considered unattractive that covers up or otherwise takes away from the value of something attractive. Although many people say that they want clean energy, they argue that miles of turbines on wind farms are a blot on the landscape.
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blot on the landscape

Fig. a sight that spoils the look of a place. That monstrosity you call a house is a blot on the landscape. You should have hired a real architect!
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a blot on the landscape

something which looks unpleasant and spoils a pleasant view That new chemical factory is a real blot on the landscape.
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It is hard for me to believe that I shall find fair landscapes or sufficient wildness and freedom behind the eastern horizon.
Beyond the orchard lay a field or two, their boundaries lost under drifts; and above the fields, huddled against the white immensities of land and sky, one of those lonely New England farm-houses that make the landscape lonelier.
Instead, it sprang up to a gale which now and then, from a tattered sky, flung pale sweeps of sunlight over a landscape chaotically tossed.
in persons and in landscape is equally inaccessible?
Presently, as I stood enjoying the lovely scene, as insatiate for Nature's wonders as if I had not looked upon similar landscapes countless times, a sound of shouting broke from the direction of the woods.
The house was a large, substantial affair, painted such a vivid green that the landscape seemed quite faded by contrast.
Landscapes were presented to the eye under very different conditions from those on the earth, and also very inferior to them.
What is a man but a finer and compacter landscape than the horizon figures,-- nature's eclecticism?
And suddenly stupidity seized her, and the immense landscape was blurred.
This part of the Rhine, indeed, presents a singularly variegated landscape.
She had unclasped her hand, and was in the act of stepping forward, when Rachael caught her in both arms with a scream that resounded over the wide landscape.
How can it be otherwise, when all one's prospect, all one's landscapes, historical pieces, portraits, flowers, still life, are nothing but a single line, with no varieties except degrees of brightness and obscurity?
Two panels were entirely hidden under pen-and-ink sketches, Gouache landscapes and Audran engravings, relics of better times and vanished luxury.
The smaller were pictures of still-life and the largest were landscapes.
In this mirror the most beautiful landscapes looked like boiled spinach, and the best persons were turned into frights, or appeared to stand on their heads; their faces were so distorted that they were not to be recognised; and if anyone had a mole, you might be sure that it would be magnified and spread over both nose and mouth.
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