Over her chest are block letters that read: “Make them regret the day they dared call you fat.”
At the time, Facebook apologized for issuing a block to the page.
Shortly after 10 p.m. the high court refused to block the execution, and Davis was sent to the execution chamber.
From a window in a room on the ground floor, we gazed out at the courtyard to block 11, standing on a table in the room.
The 1994 measure was intended to block illegal immigrants from state benefits like health care and public education.
Thus, the sand will be undermined by the waves, and this will cause the block to fall into the sea.
He hastened after her and saw her enter a block of offices in Cornhill.
The king sent them all to the block, and would not delay his sailing for a moment.
He left the block of offices and went towards Prince's Street.
Not quite flat; Smith threw a block as I reeled, and held me upright.
"solid piece," c.1300, from Old French bloc "log, block" of wood (13c.), via Middle Dutch bloc "trunk of a tree" or Old High German bloh, from a common Germanic source, from PIE *bhlugo-, from *bhelg- "a thick plank, beam" (see balk).
Meaning "mould for a hat" is from 1570s. Slang sense of "head" is from 1630s. Extended sense of "obstruction" is first recorded 1640s. In cricket from 1825; in U.S. football from 1912. The meaning in city block is 1796, from the notion of a "compact mass" of buildings; slang meaning "fashionable promenade" is 1869.
BLOCK. A term applied in America to a square mass of houses included between four streets. It is a very useful one. [Bartlett]
Interruption, especially obstruction, of a normal physiological function.
Interruption, complete or partial, permanent or temporary, of the passage of a nervous impulse.
Sudden cessation of speech or a thought process without an immediate observable cause, sometimes considered a consequence of repression.
|block and tackle |
An arrangement of pulleys and ropes used to reduce the amount of force needed to move heavy loads. One pulley is attached to the load, and rope or chains connect this pulley to a fixed pulley. Each pulley may have multiple grooves or wheels for the rope to pass over numerous times. Pulling the rope or chain slowly draws the load-bearing pulley toward the fixed one with high mechanical advantage.