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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

block

verb arrest, avert, ban, bar, barricade, blockade, bridle, check, choke, clog, close, cohibit, constrict, cramp, curb, dam, debar, delay, encumber, estop, exclude, fend off, forbid, foreclose, frustrate, halt, hamper, hinder, hobble, intercept, interdict, interfere with, jam, leave out, limit, obstruct, occlude, oppose, parry, plug up, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, repulse, restrain, restrict, retard, shut off, shut up, snag, stall, stand in the way, stay, stem, stop, stop up, thwart, trammel, wall up
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Sectional Terminal Blocks - The Largest Terminal Block Type II-4
The figure shows a typical system using the blocks described above.
A-B represents a diblock polymer and A-B-A represents a triblock copolymer with two terminal A blocks and a B center block.
The North Grafton Street block party was started by the second generation of homeowners on one of Simi Valley's older blocks.
Pressed and sintered blocks offer a new alternative for mold inoculation of cast iron.
Each child was shown how to use a set of base-10 blocks to represent numbers.
DALLAS -- Kosmos Energy announces today that it has added a second block offshore the Republic of Ghana to the company's West African portfolio and has secured partners on both blocks.
If H or Y is the receiver, he blocks for a count then pivots to the inside and moves to the middle, showing the Q his numbers for a target.
Many American producers have clung to ferrous materials for engine blocks, cylinder heads, wheels and chassis parts and fought for lower legislated mileage limits rather than meet head-on the move toward lighter vehicles.
Structure, Properties and Applications of Crystallizable ABA and ABC Triblock Copolymers with Hydrogenated Polybutadiene Blocks
The specifics of these blocks will be discussed further on.
The fast disappearance of these entries into the big block market provides evidence of a strong and deep level of demand and also the quickening pace of leasing for what is already perhaps the city's scarcest real estate commodity; large contiguous blocks of class A office space.