Sister Block

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sister Block (Naut) a tackle block having two sheaves, one above the other.
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Usage

In literature:

Mrs. Jones has a sister ninety-two years of age living with her now, who was sold from the auction block in Manchester.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Marion's younger sister and brother were attending a children's afternoon party a few blocks away.
"Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains" by Stella M. Francis
Jack, Jr., and his sister Bessie, were building block houses on the piazza.
"The House that Jill Built" by E. C. Gardner
My pa, my sister, an' me wuz sold on de block at de sheriff's sale.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
No, mam, I never saw any slaves sold, but my father's mother and his sister were sold on the block.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
For several blocks, and through a number of streets, Bunny Brown and his sister Sue, with Wopsie, tried to find the kite.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home" by Laura Lee Hope
Then he led Sweetbriar to the horse-block, and his sister-in-law mounted.
"Dulcibel" by Henry Peterson
I have a sister, you know, and she deals in candor, candor in solid blocks.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
Cistern or sister block for top-sail lifts and reef tackles.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Matt at once thought of Ida Bartlett, who lived but a few blocks away, with her two sisters and her mother.
"Young Auctioneers" by Edward Stratemeyer
Mrs. Bergman and her sister waded and swam alternately several blocks until they reached the higher streets.
"The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" by Various
As I personify them, Buffalo, living at the eastern end of the block, is the smallest sister.
"Abroad at Home" by Julian Street
Sister Engle and I are given blocks of wood for chairs.
"South and South Central Africa" by H. Frances Davidson
Bull's-eye, dead-eye, sister-block, 53.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana
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In news:

Two of my sisters and I went to the Basilica Block Party.
As a young and incredible child, my aspirational goals were often blocked by two older sisters.
Sisters' toiling has transformed Germantown block.
CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA – A television set toppled off of a dresser and killed a 3-year-old twin sister while she was in her family's garage playroom at 6 pm Sept 6, at the 1200 block of Loch Lomond Drive.
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