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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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Construction of a 3 storey entrance block on the site of the Care of the Elderly building, to serve as the main hospital entrance and will contain foyer, reception, caf, shop, lift lobby, stairs and hospital office accommodation.
The lower floors of the entrance blocks are clad in local Donegal shale, and the top floors consist of timber and glass.
The former Moet & Chandon 'champagne lounge' area at the front now lies empty, with the entrance blocked by traffic cones.
Ten of eleven major West Bank cities have at least one entrance blocked off and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says there are currently 522 checkpoints in the territory."The Freedom Riders seek to highlight Israel's attempts to illegally sever occupied East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank, and the apartheid system that Israel has imposed on Palestinians in the occupied territories," according to the press release.The riders will "attempt to board" buses on the 15th, but there is no precedent suggesting they will be allowed or prohibited.
The hospital in Manama, the capital, even became part of the battleground -- its entrance blocked by tanks and soldiers who took wounded protesters seeking treatment to jail.