That was when the blinds were closed, blocking Fretland and the other witnesses from what happened next.
On the last day I saw him, he grabbed me in the rain while my car was blocking the road and held me and said “I love you.”
But if the Republicans succeed in blocking the bill, they may end up electing a supermajority of Democrats in November.
For starters, the Ello beta launched without any privacy controls or blocking options.
Furthermore, only yesterday, the police arrested 22 additional top-brass officers, blocking their likely promotion.
This seems to have begun through the action of the Genoese in blocking it with huge masses of stone in 1290.
Somebody in the drifting crowd was standing before her and blocking the way.
He could hardly believe his senses, for there blocking the entrance stood a familiar bearded figure.
“You are blocking my way, Monsieur,” continued the other, sharply.
The process of blocking and substituting is the same process that we have seen in trial and error.
1630s, verbal noun from present participle of block (v.). By 1891 in U.S. football; by 1961 in theater.
"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.
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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.