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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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The initial Jackson-made V6 engine blocks are destined for Toyota's engine plant in Kentucky, and then into the Toyota Camry and Avalon sedans also made in Kentucky.
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As discussed in Standard Poor's original credit opinion during the project's first operational year, Bauang Private Power discovered that 11 of the 21 engine blocks had been cast incorrectly by the engine manufacturer's subcontractor.
The same is true for parts, such as engine blocks and transmission cases and housings," he said.
Rather, he points out that compacted graphite iron (CGI) is becoming the preferred material for use in diesel engine blocks.
New state-of-the-art equipment will replace the existing tooling and will be used in the introduction of two new engine blocks for a new generation of truck engines.