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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
See also: arrest, balk, ban, bar, barrier, bind, blockade, bulk, censorship, check, clog, condemn, constrain, constrict, contain, damper, deadlock, debar, defeat, delay, deter, deterrence, deterrent, disadvantage, disqualify, encumber, enjoin, exclude, forbid, halt, hamper, hinder, hold up, impasse, impede, impediment, inhibit, interdict, interfere, interpose, interruption, keep, kill, land, limitation, lock, obstacle, obstruct, obstruction, obturate, occlude, oppose, parcel, parry, plot, preclude, prevent, procrastinate, prohibit, prohibition, real estate, resist, restrain, section, shut, stall, stave, stay, stem, stifle, stop, strangle, toll, vicinity, withhold, withstand
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First, permeability is increased in silty layers by the formation of fine nutty structure and is decreased in the clay loam layers by the formation of closely fitting medium to coarse blocky structure (Griffiths et al.
Once an inclusion dictionary has been developed by examining materials in the metalcasting facility, the following steps are conducted to determine the cause of casting scrap created by blocky inclusions.
U-Pb Tantalite Results from Brazil Lake, Nova Scotia Description (1) Weight U Th Pb (mg) (ppm) (ppm) (ppm) 1, dk brn blocky fragment (1) 247 238.
With subsoiling, the tool penetrates the soil's blocky structure, creating areas of loose soil and large pores without disturbing crop residue on the soil surface.
9), consists of a blocky, segmented structure made up of hard and soft segments.
Despite this, and criticism due to its blocky and unattractive design, the One was good enough to catch the eye of Google, and in mid-2012 Wimm posted a message on its website revealing it had "entered into an exclusive, confidential relationship for our technology and ceased sales of the Developer Preview Kit.
With no real mission to speak of, you explore a blocky, Lego-like world, collecting resources and building fortifications in order to protect yourself from the nasty denizens of the night.
1 GAME TIME CUTTING edge and ultra-realistic computer game graphics is all well and good, but nothing makes a middle-aged gamer well up like the sight of some big, blocky, Legio-sized pixels.
Better still, the three-dimensional surfacing of the body sides helps to avoid that blocky look so common in this class of vehicle.
It's odd, then, to find a game that's taking the internet gaming community by storm - but looks as though it has stepped out of a time machine from the late 1990s with blocky, pixilated graphics of the sort your dad used to play when he was a kid.
Their verdict was that it looked too blocky, its aluminium panels were too grey and looked like something from the dustbin of architectural history.