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block

1. n. the head. Try to get this stuff through your block before the test.
2. n. the auction block. The painting went on the block and sold for nearly fifty-three million dollars.
3. n. a stupid person. (Possibly a back formation on blockhead.) You silly block! Get out of the way.
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This enormous block lies there, squared and ready for the builders' hands--a solid mass fourteen feet by seventeen, and but a few inches less than seventy feet long
And Joe, picking up one more block, desperately tossed it out of the car.
Across the street and half a block down, high up in a building, I could see heads peering out.
A block distant a hundred of our comrades had been holding a building.
An' say, the chief of police, in a police auto, sittin' up like God Almighty--just before we got to Peralta street they was a block an' the police chargin', an' an old woman, right from her front gate, lammed the chief of police full in the face with a dead cat.
Half a block on, passing the Forum Cafe, he stopped suddenly.
I've identified the big block to the left," he observed, and pointed with his fork at a square formed by several rows of lights.
The king parted his hair with his hands, and looking at the block he said:
A moment afterwards he had entered the block house and with one grim nod to me proceeded with his work among the sick.
The French had attacked the Russian army in order to drive it from its position ought to have made that effort, for as long as the Russians continued to block the road to Moscow as before, the aim of the French had not been attained and all their efforts and losses were in vain.
He knelt down, said his prayers, and observed, not without a feeling of sincere joy, that, laying his head on the block, and keeping his eyes open, he would be able to his last moment to see the grated window of the Buytenhof.
The streets were very full that day, but we got on pretty well as far as the bottom of Cheapside, where there was a block for three or four minutes.
Here you fella, catch one fella block along store-room.
Five minutes later the merchant was leading his slave to the public market, where a great concourse of people filled the great open space in the centre of which stood the slave block.
On open ground, do not try to block the enemy's way.