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long block

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long block

verb phrase

: A ''long block'' is a complete engine minus the oil pump and oil pan (1990s+ Car mechanics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • At the end of a long block she sat down on a doorstep, and huddled up in one corner out of the wind.

    The Little Colonel's Holidays Annie Fellows Johnston
  • It formed one, I knew, of a long block of buildings extending from one street to another, and was near the centre.

    Miriam Monfort Catherine A. Warfield
  • This long block probably formed part of the lowest course of the facing of the shelf.

  • The sentry marched up and down the long block with the dragging slowness of a weary man.

  • Here the walls were dull blue and in the exact center was a long block of quartz.

  • On one side of the green was a long block of stores, and on the opposite side a row of churches, side by side, five in number.

    Hepsey Burke

    Frank Noyes Westcott
  • He was still half way down the long block, and only an eye that knew him well could have identified him.

    From the Housetops George Barr McCutcheon

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