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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLOCKINGS

The blockings of the friezes were sculptured; large guideron shields were blazoned with the arms of the principal City companies.

Presently the blockings were washed from under her, and the boat went astern half her length at a single surge.

His blockings, hedgings, and fencings have spoiled the expanse of hillside and vale in much the same manner as in Albion.

The caisson usually rested on three sets of blockings on each side and two on each end.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, verbal noun from present participle of block (v.). By 1891 in U.S. football; by 1961 in theater.

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