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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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a padded face plate, a bite block, tube holding mechanism and non-elastic head strap.
No improvement in her lingual edema was noted after three days despite placement of the bite blocks. A lingual compression wrap was devised and initiated in an effort to avoid the need for partial glossectomy.
Its medical device products include band ligators, biopsy forceps, bipolar probes, bite blocks, cytology brushes, electrosurgical supplies, metal stents, needles, retrieval devices, and snares.
Fiber optic bronchoscope, nasal endotracheal intubation and even tracheostomy is required.8 Another important fact to be occasionally mentioned is that normal-range mouth opening often cannot be obtained in the early postoperative period but it usually regains within 1-2 weeks postoperatively so forceful opening of mouth should not be attempted.9 Use of silastic bite blocks, sheets, rubber and gauze can be used as a splint for mouth opening and prevent secondary adhesions of raw areas.9,10 In this case transoral approach were used and after division of bands endotracheal tube was inserted.
Removable or fixed appliances with acrylic bite blocks incorporating magnets to intrude the molars have been used (11).
Born in poverty in Northumberland in 1879, his grandfather became an apprentice dentist mechanic by accident and spent his early career making bite blocks by warming sheet wax over a Bunsen burner and trying other people's dentures for fit.