: A ''long block'' is a complete engine minus the oil pump and oil pan (1990s+ Car mechanics)
At the end of a long block she sat down on a doorstep, and huddled up in one corner out of the wind.
It formed one, I knew, of a long block of buildings extending from one street to another, and was near the centre.
Here the walls were dull blue and in the exact center was a long block of quartz.
This long block probably formed part of the lowest course of the facing of the shelf.
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.
The sentry marched up and down the long block with the dragging slowness of a weary man.
He was still half way down the long block, and only an eye that knew him well could have identified him.