a consolidated grant of federal funds, formerly allocated for specific programs, that a state or local government may use at its discretion for such programs as education or urban development.
(in Britain) an annual grant made by the government to a local authority to help to pay for the public services it provides, such as health, education, and housing
a stupid, doltish person; dunce. Obsolete. a piece of wood in the shape of a head, used as a block for hats or wigs. Historical Examples Hindu Literature Epiphanius Wilson Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2) John Wilson The Politician Out-Witted Samuel Low The […]
an electrically operated immersion heater fitted either to enter the water hose or the water jacket surrounding the cylinder block of a motor to warm the coolant in cold weather.
Stock Exchange. a firm that specializes in block trades. Historical Examples The Frontier Angel Edward S. Ellis The Phantom of the River Edward S. Ellis How I Filmed the War Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins The Phantom of the River Edward S. Ellis The Story of Old Fort Loudon Charles Egbert Craddock The Phantom of the […]
a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usually with one or more flat or approximately flat faces. a hollow masonry building unit of cement, terra cotta, etc.: a wall made of concrete blocks. one of a set of cube-shaped pieces of wood, plastic, or the like, used as a child’s toy in building. a mold […]