line block

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n line block engraving consisting of a block that has been etched or engraved
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Usage

In literature:

They squared them up, and laid them carefully in a curved line ten blocks long and three blocks high, with the requisite embrasures.
"The Flag" by Homer Greene
Meanwhile the apparently endless line of waggons had been blocked by a bad drift below the camp, and the brigade was called upon to help.
"The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War" by Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
But he did not go toward the electric-car line, which he knew must lie a few blocks to the west.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
The Van Ness avenue burned line runs northerly to Greenwich street, which is a few blocks from the bay.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
He writes on that block of paper and spits way across the ward at the end of every line.
"The Backwash of War" by Ellen N. La Motte
Try to get an idea of its general shape, and block that out with a few lines.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
He stopped in one dungeon and lined the party up in front of a stone block in the centre of the floor.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
The granite rends, at last, along the line, quite evenly, requiring very little chiselling afterwards to give the block a smooth face.
"Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V)" by John Ruskin
He walked two blocks toward the street car line, when a taxicab swerved toward the sidewalk.
"Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant" by Hugh S. Fullerton
The blocks are shallow as compared with the zinc line process, and are double the cost.
"The Art of Illustration" by Henry Blackburn
They only live about three blocks down the line.
"The Blind Lion of the Congo" by Elliott Whitney
There's the block," he added, pointing to the yard-arm, "and the line's already rove, you'll observe.
"A Marriage at Sea" by W. Clark Russell
They stood in a straight passage that was lined with blocks of polished stone.
"The Golden Amazons of Venus" by John Murray Reynolds
The Zulus blocked the way in front and lined both sides.
"The Young Colonists" by G.A. Henty
As he stepped forward, the set line and block fell on the steps.
"Harper's Round Table, July 30, 1895" by Various
Stockades and block houses are to be seen all along the line, some large enough to hold a regiment, but most of them are left vacant.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Cars were blocked by a line of hose stretched across the street.
"A Top-Floor Idyl" by George van Schaick
We were standing in the middle of the single line, and completely blocking traffic.
"The Black Watch" by Scout Joe Cassells
The iron of the block affords a return path for the lines of force.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2" by Kempster Miller
It looks to me like she might be the line of the block Braden owns.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
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In poetry:

Red light in my block,
Green light down the line;
Lawdy, let yo' green light
Shine down on that babe o' mine.
"Long Track Blues" by Sterling A Brown
Now gladly we receive thee, within unguarded gate,
O upward-toiling Russia—whose lamp, though lit but late,
Already cheered thy children. What berg-blocked sea is thine!
God grant thee open water beyond its Arctic line!
"The Melbourne International Exhibition A. D. 1880" by Mary Hannay Foott

In news:

In a Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 file photo, voters wait in a line, stretching several blocks, to cast votes for national and local candidates, in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, N.Y.
As polls close, there are already concerns and problems in several US states reported over voter access, including long lines, misinformation, poll monitors being blocked from polling stations.
Trees take down power lines, block roads.
Blocking disruption is Oregon line's function.
Downed power lines near the 500 block of South Oakley left some 2800 people without power.
From there, Ballov stepped to the service line once again and with three aces, a block and a kill secured the game-one victory.
The lines are stretching around the block at polling stations in Miami and elsewhere in Florida.
Line busted in 5200 block of Luce Avenue.
Trent Williams and the rest of the Redskins' offensive line won't have to worry about blocking Terrell Suggs (John McDonnell/The Washington Post).
A large tree limb fell into a driveway in the 1500 block of Talmage Road Thursday, taking down a power line but little else.
This reporter heard from a friend last night that they had seen a line for gas on Empire Boulevard, on the border of Brooklyn's Crown Heights and Flatbush neighborhoods, that stretched for 10 blocks.
In this Nov 2, 2012, photo, cars wait in a 30-block line for gas in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
NORWICH – The state denied a petition Wednesday filed by NYRI requesting that it overturn or uphold a law blocking the power line company's use of eminent domain, an official in Albany confirmed.
Extending the Pos Pro line, InteliCoat unveils Magic Pos Pro+ 200 and 300 Universal Block-out Film.
Clark Public Utilities crews work to repair power after a tree fell, taking down lines and blocking the southbound lanes of Andresen Road south of Mill Plain.
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In science:

For the diagrams with only one internal line dependent on p, known as basic building blocks, this reduces 4-point diagrams to 2-point diagrams and the calculation is greatly simplified.
The Structure Function Working Group Summary: DIS2002
Again, we use the dotted line to emphasize that the two closed decorations on the leftmost propagating edge belong to distinct blocks.
Diagram calculus for a type affine $C$ Temperley--Lieb algebra, II
As one can see from the third line of Table 1, the exact gap in the existing code is rather small: it consists of the condition x == 127 on label m5 and the following code block.
Exact Gap Computation for Code Coverage Metrics in ISO-C
We transform the whole do-od block of the original into a constraint system according to our predicative semantics of action systems (Line 1).
Towards Symbolic Model-Based Mutation Testing: Combining Reachability and Refinement Checking
The positions of the most important narrow lines from the ring collision, which have been blocked out, are marked.
Late Spectral Evolution of the Ejecta and Reverse Shock in SN1987A
On the red side no flat section is seen, which is explained by the fact that the region between 3300 − 6000 km s−1 is blocked by lines from the ring.
Late Spectral Evolution of the Ejecta and Reverse Shock in SN1987A
The scatter of the points is, however, smaller due to the smaller fraction of line blocked by narrow lines.
Late Spectral Evolution of the Ejecta and Reverse Shock in SN1987A
Instead, the right plot of Figure 2 shows how quantile rescaling centers the distributions of the block and coordinate statistics around their (1 − α)-quantile (horizontal dotted line), hence providing the joint test with a similar sensitivity under both dense and sparse alternatives.
Blockwise and coordinatewise thresholds as pivots for modern ANOVA tests
IO time required to read the line data blocks from the scratch file.
Parallel Implementation of the PHOENIX Generalized Stellar Atmosphere Program
The solid lines show the grouping of the bits into 2×2 blocks that is used on the even time-steps, the dotted lines show the odd-time grouping.
Crystalline Computation
The cryostat design separates the detectors in the ”cold box” from the dilution refrigerator by a 1.5 m long ”cold finger”, with internal cold lead shielding blocking the line-of-sight to the detectors.
Results from the CRESST Dark Matter Search at Gran Sasso
The cryostat design separates the detectors in the "cold box" from the dilution refrigerator by a . m long "cold (cid:12)nger", with internal cold lead shielding blocking the line-of-sight to the detectors.
Results from the CRESST Dark Matter Search at Gran Sasso
They can, however, enter the Lanning sample if they are metal weak (i.e., subdwarfs, with reduced line blocking in the ultraviolet) or if the individual photometric errors are large; in either case, their U − B colors will still be close to the cutoff.
A Spectroscopic Reconnaissance of UV-Bright Stars
For a spherically symmetric wind, such a ring represents the fundamental building block for constructing theoretical emission line profiles.
The Hanle Effect as a Diagnostic of Magnetic Fields in Stellar Envelopes IV. Application to Polarized P Cygni Wind Lines
On the second line we have dropped terms of orders higher than λ2 in the upper-left 2 × 2 block of Vfac , consistent with what is done in Wolfenstein’s parameterization (1).
The Fritzsch Ansatz Revisited
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