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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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AOL attributed the surge in its spam blocking to a variety of factors: members systematically reporting more spam; the tightening and strengthening of AOL's spam blocking filters; the continuing surge of spam sent across the Internet using fraudulent, evasive and egregious methods; and the fact that AOL is actively working with other providers to target and block specific ranges of IP addresses known to be used by spammers.
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The pulling guard makes a blocking decision based on the DE.
Recover (expect deflections and digs in your blocking area)
In addition to the 70 percent general awareness level, the telephone companies had to make sure at least 60 percent of customers knew their blocking options and 30 percent actually selected an option.
If, when down blocking, a defender disappears by blitzing or stunting away from the inside gap, the blocker must continue to the next defender.
As a result of the ruling handed down by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on January 31, 1996, customers who do not specifically choose complete blocking will be given selective blocking.
The crack block is a valuable adjustment that can vary our base blocking principles.
We begin the blocking by distinguishing between "covered" and "uncovered" offensive linemen.
We approached it with a "simple can be successful" philosophy that enabled our punt return and blocking unit to block five punts and rank first in the conference and 15th in the country.