like a block; dull; stupid.
A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4) Richard Baxter
Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood George MacDonald
A Discourse of Life and Death, by Mornay; and Antonius by Garnier Philippe de Mornay
lacking vivacity or imagination; stupid
a group of persons, businesses, etc., united for a particular purpose. a group of legislators, usually of both major political parties, who vote together for some particular interest: the farm bloc. a group of nations that share common interests and usually act in concert in international affairs: the Soviet bloc. Contemporary Examples Is Rafael Correa […]
to vote in or as a bloc: Party conservatives can be counted on to bloc-vote.
Ernest, 1880–1959, Swiss composer, in the U.S. after 1916. Felix, 1905–83, Swiss physicist in the U.S.: Nobel Prize 1952. Konrad E. 1912–2000, U.S. biochemist, born in Germany: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1964. Contemporary Examples Vittorio Missoni’s Bag Found in Caribbean; Charlie Sheen Paid for Lindsay Lohan’s Wardrobe Disaster The Fashion Beast Team February 12, 2013 […]
block and list manipulation
the ropes or chains and blocks used in a hoisting tackle. noun a hoisting device in which a rope or chain is passed around a pair of blocks containing one or more pulleys. The upper block is secured overhead and the lower block supports the load, the effort being applied to the free end of […]