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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

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I was wrong," said Newmark Knight Frank executive vice president, Mark Weiss, who had stated in a conversation with REW months ago that the stock of big block space in midtown wouldn't dip into scarcity because blocks like the Time Life sublease space at 1271 Avenue of the Americas would always create at least moderate levels of availability.
The pulling lineman gets depth and width (5 x 5) from the tackle and blocks the first defender to show.
The test blocks are color-coded to correspond with the calibrated durometer value, and they measure 1/4" x 2" x 2".
In fact, it provides them to a variety of European manufacturers, everything from blocks for the Mercedes A Class to the VW W12.
Because files ultimately reside on physical disks in the form of data blocks, a NAS device necessarily includes a block access storage component on the back end.
Motion-planning predicaments also come up in seemingly simple puzzles in which a would-be solver slides blocks along given paths to achieve a desired configuration.
If the blocks don't receive the proper quench treatment, the system automatically reprocesses them.
Regular readers who noticed his Togl house (AR February 1992) and student hostel in Graz (AR November 1993) will recognise his latest work as a new variation on Kada themes: the articulation of blocks, the oversailing butterfly roofs, the bridges and glazed connections, the careful layering of elements.
The North Grafton Street block party was started by the second generation of homeowners on one of Simi Valley's older blocks.
Finally, the department agrees to designate the blocks as drug-free by placing signs at each end of the participating blocks.
The D-Tek FuZion CPU block's advantage is a unique base plate that delivers more efficient thermal control than existing water blocks.
After five pairs of blocks per player, players rotate.