block letter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n block letter a plain hand-drawn letter
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Usage

In literature:

They are each marked by rough blocks of stone, having one face a little smoothed, and rudely lettered.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847" by Various
John could see the big block-letters but not the words.
"Check and Checkmate" by Walter Miller
Soon, an electric sign proclaiming "Toni's" in huge block letters loomed up.
"The Clock Strikes Thirteen" by Mildred A. Wirt
Now the Chaplain pauses: he is comparing the number of the wooden block hanging outside the cell with that on the letter.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
At the corner of each block there is a letter-box.
"Jonathan and His Continent" by Max O'Rell
It is said that he succeeded in reaching his wife by a letter, asking her to meet him at Block Island.
"Dutch and English on the Hudson" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
The opening phrase of the contemplated letter was a stumbling-block to begin with.
"Dry Fish and Wet" by Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
Or some engraver of woodcuts thinks of applying his carved blocks to letters, and the printing-press is invented.
"Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family" by Elizabeth Rundle Charles
On pages 102 and 103 are two initial letters printed from blocks of the letter A.
"The Mystery of Francis Bacon" by William T. Smedley
These blocks had once been covered with letters and pictures.
"Hints to Pilgrims" by Charles Stephen Brooks
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In poetry:

She cut from proper blocks of wood
Sets of the letters: A, B, C;
And in some cosy shady place
Would group the children round her knee
"Goody Two-Shoes" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

EAST LONGMEADOW — The Board of Selectmen recently signed a letter of intent regarding the Community Development Block Grant , according to Selectman James Driscoll.
Senate Republicans sign letter promising to block Democratic-backed legislation.
Congressman Ed Markey (D.-Mass) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner today requesting that the US government conditionally block the acquisition of Nexen by Cnooc.
You're best known for your "Love" painting, four block letters that have probably been reproduced as much as the Mona Lisa.
"James Roebuck blocked kids from attending the schools of their choice," is printed in big red letters above an unflattering photo of Roebuck with his mouth hanging open.
For a Mother's Day gift, I carved a block of wood into the bold letters MOM, to honor my wife's role as a mother.
The neat thing about this block of wooden letters is that either way you look at it, front or back, it spells MOM.
She hid them in long sleeves and pockets and wrote only in block letters in school because at least that was readable.
Businesses once decorated their buildings with their names in block letters.
(AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Missouri Department of Corrections not to block books or letters from being delivered to prisoners without providing the people who sent the items a notification and a chance to appeal.
"I believe we send people to congress to represent all of us, and to actually get things done, instead of being road blocks to progress," said letter writer Henry Greeb, in his letter to the editor, published below.
Books or letters sent to prisoners can't be blocked without providing notice and a chance to appeal.
JEFFERSON CITY — A federal judge has ordered the Missouri Department of Corrections not to block books or letters from being sent to prisoners without providing notice to the mailers and a chance to appeal.
My concrete block of a head longs to tip forward and rest on my keyboard, which is beginning to resemble a letter- and number-bedecked feather pillow.
This letter is to the woman who parked her white truck underneath the arch at the front door of Palestine Regional on Friday, April 17, blocking the driveway for everyone else.
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In science:

The complexity function pa of a sequence a associates with any positive integer n the number pa (n) of distinct blocks of n consecutive letters occurring in it.
On the complexity of algebraic numbers II. Continued fractions
More generally, the complexity function pX of a subshift X = (X, S ) associates with any positive integer n the number pX (n) of distinct blocks of n consecutive letters occurring in at least one element of X .
On the complexity of algebraic numbers II. Continued fractions
Here a block is merely a subword of the sequence having all letters of the same color and a different color before and after it.
General approach to the fluctuations problem in random sequence comparison
Codes of the older ISBN-10 standard miss the GS1 prefix, and in the remaining part have the same structure: 10 digits in four blocks. Its control digit definition is different, in particular letter X can be used as the control digit.
User Defined Spreadsheet Functions in Excel
In order to verify Brou´e’s and Rickard’s Conjectures for A, it is shown in that A is actually Morita equivalent to the principal block A′ of k [A8 ], also having defect group P , where A8 is the alternating group on 8 letters.
Brou\'e's abelian defect group conjecture for the sporadic simple Janko group J_4 revisited
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