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Block

Large quantity of stock or large dollar amount of bonds held or traded. As a rule of thumb, 10,000 shares or more of stock and $200,000 or more worth of bonds would be described as a block.

Block

An exceptionally large amount or value of securities. While there is no specific definition of how many shares constitute a block, most people using the term refer to holding or trading more than 10,000 shares and/or shares worth more than $200,000. Almost invariably, trades of this magnitude involve institutional investors. See also: Block trade, Secondary issue.

block

A large amount of a security, usually 10,000 shares or more.

block

An area bounded by perimeter streets.Many subdivision descriptions employ a subdivision name,and then a block number and a lot number to identify particular properties.The numbers are assigned when the subdivision developer files its plat plan with local authorities.

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It was therefore a fitting finale to Ian's career when he was invited to perform there with The Blockheads.
Two partnerships enabled Dury to turn the corner - with keyboard player Chas Jankel, who became his writing partner in 1976, and with Dave Robinson, who signed the resulting Ian Dury And The Blockheads to independent Stiff Records.
Baxter's whimsical and gently-stoned world view is woven through moodscapes partially created by Portishead and Blockhead Norman Watt Roy.
Much of the Blockhead backing was added separately and the bustling immediacy of his vintage recordings is sometimes missed.
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ONE of the advantages of having a blockhead for a missus is that you can insult her without her realising it.
Dury's casket was draped in black velvet embroidered with the word "Blockhead", after his band Ian Dury and the Blockheads.
Show him some sympathy, tell him he's brave, and Ian Dury may well knock your blockhead off with his rhythm stick.
Then, in The Old Man and the C Student, son Bart shows he's a chip off the old blockhead by also landing himself in bother - in his case, with the law.
Speaking occasionally in tongues - far too many for one mouth, surely - Gazza has managed the impossible - making the Beeb's resident blockhead, Ian Wright, sound half sensible.