heavily built; solid; stocky.
marked by blocks or patches of unequally distributed light and shade, as in a photograph.
Contemporary Examples

Punks, UFOs, and Heroin: How ‘Liquid Sky’ Became a Cult Movie Daniel Genis June 1, 2014

Historical Examples

Operation Haystack Frank Patrick Herbert
Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
The Young Alaskans on the Trail Emerson Hough
The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
The Dueling Machine Benjamin William Bova
The Geologic Setting of the John Day Country Thomas Prence Thayer
The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
Astounding Stories, February, 1931 Various

like a block, esp in shape and solidity


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