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City block   /sˈɪti blɑk/   Listen
City block

A rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings.  Synonym: block.

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"City block" Quotes from Famous Books

... nearly round island, containing an area equal to about that of a city block. Its center rose to a small hill, covered by a stunted growth of black spruce trees, which somehow clung to ...
— Left on the Labrador - A Tale of Adventure Down North • Dillon Wallace

... one tumbled, it knocked the other over. I thought I could manage to save that much for her, out of the ruin. But the bank saw the land-boom was petering out. They shut off my credit, and foreclosed on the city block—and that sent the whole ...
— The Prairie Mother • Arthur Stringer

... gave the farm its name, was a pond hardly larger than a city block. It was fed by hidden springs, and fringed about with reeds and cat-tails, stunted willows and shivering birch. From its surface jutted points of the same rock that had made farming unremunerative, and to these ...
— Once Upon A Time • Richard Harding Davis

Words linked to "City block" :   block, country, area

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