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  • n. The smallest part of a town enclosed by streets.
  • n. The distance from one street to the next.
  • n. A distance comparable to the distance between streets in a city, in the approximate range of 0.2–0.4 km.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings


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  • Every city block or two, somebody rushed the motorcade, yelling, “Murderers, get out of Vietnam!” or some similar slogan.

    First Man

  • Edson Tucker lived a mile away and Uncle Jake's barn sat a city block from the house.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • Rowan strained her memory for the layout of the city block Lew's office building was on.



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