Two blocks to the left was the route of the marathon, which had been resumed the previous Sunday.
Atallah lives three blocks away; his house shook with the impact.
My fabulous driver tried every street he knew, but we couldn 't get within fifteen blocks of my destination.
He waited only two blocks before he suddenly ordered his driver to pull over to the side.
All of these instruments orbit Earth, beyond the atmosphere that blocks X-rays and most ultraviolet light.
The blocks are inked with rollers as in letter-press printing.
That, however, is neither here nor there: but it got within two blocks of there at 11.25.
Something was wanted from the drug store, not two blocks away, and the Wild Rose went in quest of it.
Their houses were of blocks of ice and snow, and their talk sounded like dogs barking.
Fig. 1388 is a view of one of the blocks employed in the construction of the wheel, drawn to full size.
"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.