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Blok

[blok; Russian blawk] /blɒk; Russian blɔk/
noun
1.
Alexander Alexandrovich
[al-ig-zan-der al-ig-zan-druh-vich,, -zahn-druh-,, -zahn-der;; Russian uh-lyi-ksahndr uh-lyi-ksahn-druh-vyich] /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər ˌæl ɪgˈzæn drə vɪtʃ,, -ˈzɑn drə-,, -ˈzɑn dər;; Russian ʌ lyɪˈksɑndr ʌ lyɪˈksɑn drə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
1880–1921, Russian poet.
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  • "A craft under Blok," shouted the look-out, that was still kept aloft as a necessary precaution.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef James Fenimore Cooper
  • As is noted by Blok, the status of the peasantry fluctuated, the thirteenth century being one of partial retrogression.

    The Evolution of States J. M. Robertson
British Dictionary definitions for Blok

Blok

/blɒk/
noun
1.
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich (alɪkˈsandr alɪkˈsandrəvitʃ). 1880–1921, Russian poet whose poems, which include Verses about the Beautiful Lady (1901–2) and Rasput'ya (1902–4), contain a mixture of symbolism, romanticism, tragedy, and irony
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