from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A machine for cutting in blocks the grooves to receive the ropes or straps by which the blocks are slung.
- n. In paper-box manuf., an apparatus with an adjustable knife which cuts away from the blank the superfluous material, and scores the cardboard where the edges of the box are to be, so that the material will bend as desired at these places.
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De la Hire and Condamine during the last century described lathes adapted to turn irregular shapes, and the scoring-machine for ships 'blocks invented by
But the eternal issue with all extraordinary virtuosos in this game, whether they be 7-foot scoring-machine centers such as Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, midsize do-it-alls such as Michael Jordan (OK, specifically Michael Jordan), or small multiskilled guards such as Archibald, Isiah Thomas, or Allen Iverson, is how to blend that dominating talent with the other four people in order to best help a team win basketball games and, eventually, championships.