block of metal


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Noun1.block of metal - metal that is cast in the shape of a block for convenient handlingblock of metal - metal that is cast in the shape of a block for convenient handling
block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
bullion - gold or silver in bars or ingots
pig - a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace
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For more than 100 years Paris, France, has been home to the 'Le Grand K', the International Prototype Kilogram (IPK), a block of metal that previously defined the weight of a kilogram.
Railing or handrail: 990 ml; block of metal doors: 35 units; metal structure, local wall screed om: 180 m 2 ; pergolas: 80 m 2 .
The company says that it is manufactured from a single block of metal using the same material as the surrounding pipe and flange; so it shares identical characteristics and is able to expand and contract in line with the adjoining infrastructure to maintain a permanent, zero-emissions, non-leaking seal.
Lenovo has opted for full aluminium unibody design with curved edges so that it stays firm in the hand and the all-metal build quality made out of a single block of metal gives it a premium finish.
There are lesser seams in the design and feels like a block of metal in your hand.
Sure, a block of metal will work for an automobile pedal, but a ribbed piece of plastic will be lighter, cheaper, easier to make, and probably just as strong.
Cross-drilling is a straightforward and cost-effective way to integrate multiple channels and connections into a block of metal or plastic, but it has some limitations.
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It looks as though it has been carved from a single block of metal but has extrovert stamped all the way through.
It looks as though it has been carved from a single block of metal, but it has extrovert stamped all the way through.
Darran Keefe, assistant trainer of runner-up Watch The Runner, was one of many incensed by the decision: 'It was a void race pure and simple,' he fumed, 'the hare fell off and the dogs were left to run after a block of metal. At no point was my fellow or any of the others chasing a lure and I cannot understand how they can let the result stand.