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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.

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Passage of air blocked Healthy airways--the trachea (windpipe) and the bronchi, which lead from the trachea to each lung and end in smaller tubes called bronchioles--provide a clear passage for air to travel to tiny balloon-like air sacs (alveoli) at the end of the bronchioles.
Under the Single European Sky legislation, nine functional air blocks are set to be put in place by 2012.