David Cameron has repeated this nonsense about the Commonwealth wishing to block change.
At the time, Facebook apologized for issuing a block to the page.
If you should one day decide to be a teacher, or seek a public office, this is a surefire way to block such endeavors.
Shortly after 10 p.m. the high court refused to block the execution, and Davis was sent to the execution chamber.
In 2011 he was offered the role of Moses in Attack the block.
Thus, the sand will be undermined by the waves, and this will cause the block to fall into the sea.
There were a good many of them—so many as nearly to block up the street at one part.
The king sent them all to the block, and would not delay his sailing for a moment.
On one corner of the sail I found a block, which had been used for the sheet.
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.