a.1.Like a block; stupid.
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Stiff-jointed, blocklike figures carry over the motif of the mannequin, which was frequently employed by the historical avant-gardes, as seen for example in the Surrealist paintings of Giorgio de Chirico, but also refer to an even more advanced stage of alienation and simulated avatar living in the digital age.
In the pure erythroid leukemia subtype, PAS staining is commonly positive, often in cytoplasmic vacuoles in a blocklike pattern (Figure 3, C).
Angular planting beds flank the backyard patios, and low, blocklike walls serve as artistic elements as well as seating.
Caption(s): Nespresso's Le Cube is capturing attention with its blocklike form.
A thoughtful exercise in casting and perception, the piece is delightfully simple: Six middle-aged men, including Jones, amble atop and around a long, blocklike "table" designed by Bjorn Amelan and flanked by steps on either end; then six young girls take their place and perform exactly the same dance again.
Recent close-up images of Europa's surface taken from the Galileo spacecraft display a more chaotic texture, which has been interpreted by the Galileo imaging team as a cluster of blocklike icebergs.
Mendocino's remoteness helps, of course, but its development is overseen by the Mendocino Historical Review Board, which wields enough clout to vote down high-tech structures or blocklike contemporary buildings.
Howe often uses nonindented paragraphs that become blocklike in their solidity to build the narrative by wellpaced accretion of event and detail.
Leckey pushed and one felt as though the blocklike figures pushed back.
71, 72) Episomal forms result in blocklike nuclear labeling, whereas integrated forms result in punctate, nuclear signals.
Front-load satisfies both a consumer need for energy efficiency and eye-catching design to contrast more traditional, blocklike white top-load units.
Portraits by Leon Bakst in oil (at ease on the beach) and in pencil and ink by Valentine Gross (the sexually amorphous Spirit of the Rose) and Jean Cocteau (a bulging, blocklike savage) reveal radically different views.