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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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And when the home side needed 11 off the final over, 20-year-old Plunkett fired all six deliveries into the blockhole with the assurance of an old sweat.
They would push the odd one through in the blockhole, and that sort of thing, but if it was the end of a Test match they'd be bowling exactly the same way.
The old boy will be 35 in September, but his limited-overs expertise shows no sign of waning and he speared yorkers into the blockhole as if he was on autopilot.
He has a bit of variety and gets it up in the blockhole too.
But with the last delivery before the second new ball, Flintoff speared a full-length delivery into the blockhole and Papps' charmed life finally came to an end after 324 minutes.