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The word block is a noun.  Block means (1) (American football) the act of obstructing someone's path with your body, (2) a platform from which an auctioneer sells, (3) a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides), (4) housing in a large building that is divided into separate units, (5) an obstruction in a pipe or tube, (6) a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine, (7) a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope, (8) an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension, (9) a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit, (10) a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings, (11) (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted, (12) a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sidesBlock is also a verb that means (1) prohibit the conversion or use of (assets), (2) shape into a block or blocks, (3) shape by using a block, (4) be unable to remember, (5) interfere with or prevent the reception of signals, (6) impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball), (7) support, secure, or raise with a block, (8) block passage through, (9) render unsuitable for passage, (10) obstruct, (11) stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block, (12) shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight, (13) interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia, (14) run on a block system, (15) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of, (16) stop from happening or developing.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word block.
  • Butcher Block CounterTops
    Butcher block counter tops can be made in a variety of woods and add warmth to any kitchen. They are often custom-made and are most often made from hard rock maple and red oak.
    http://www.butcher-block-countertops.com/
  • H&R Block
    H&R Block was founded in the 1940s by two brothers as a bookkeeping company. In 1956, they incorporated as H&R Block, a tax preparation company. Today it operates over 9000 company-owned offices and over 5000 franchises. Website visitors can find out how to do taxes online and where to find tax offices for personal help.
    http://www.hrblock.com/
  • Granite
    Check out this granite manufacturer directory for information about granite manufacturers and distributors in the United States. The photograph on this page depicts granite blocks in a quarry.
    http://mfg.regionaldirectory.us/granite/
  • Discount Window Blinds
    Window blinds are used for privacy, insulation, and to block sunlight. Different types of window blinds include, slat, Venetian, and solid styles.
    http://www.discountwindowblinds.us/
  • Countertop Materials
    Kitchen designers and architects often select one countertop material for most kitchen surfaces and a different material, such as butcher block, for the kitchen island.
    http://www.kitchencountertops.us/materials.htm
  • MySpace
    MySpace is a free online community that lets user's friends meet each other. MySpace blog owners must invite other bloggers into their personal network, thereby keeping the site somewhat safe. There is a useful FAQ that answers questions about security and how to block or delete other users. Instructions and sign-up forms are also on the site.
    http://www.myspace.com/
The following articles provide recent block-related news.
  • Net neutrality rules ditched in move that could recast internet
    The US Federal Communications Commission votes to repeal sweeping 2015 net neutrality rules, in a move that gives internet service providers a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit, or charge more for faster speeds.
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  Friday, 15 Dec 2017 07:59:28 +1100.
  • Roche's Fight With Pfizer May Be Just The Beginning
    Roche recently sued Pfizer to block the latter’s biosimilar (generic version) for Herceptin- a cancer biologic that earned $2.5 billion in sales in the U.S. for Roche in 2016. ...
    By Trefis Team, Contributor.  Forbes.  Monday, 11 Dec 2017 15:55:00 -0500.
  • CFPB's English sues Trump administration to block Mulvaney appointment
    CFPB Deputy Director Leandra English filed a lawsuit late Sunday against the Trump administration challenging OMB Director Mick Mulvaney's appointment. The CFPB's general counsel has sided with President Trump, however.
    American Banker.  Acquired Monday, 27 Nov 2017.

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