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BLOCKS

A database of multiply aligned, short, ungapped sequences—blocks—that occur in the most highly conserved regions of proteins.
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I can not conceive how those immense blocks of stone were ever hauled from the quarries, or how they were ever raised to the dizzy heights they occupy in the temples.
To his delight he discovered that the thin blocks of hewn stone of which it was constructed were fitted in loosely without mortar or cement.
At the bottom the masonry rested upon a massive block measuring thirty feet in thickness, while on the upper portion it was level with the surrounding soil.
Those blocks which you are trampling under foot, like worthless stones, contain gold-ore of great purity.
But, above all, they were fired with a desire to see the little house around the block.
One of the machines swerved wildly at high speed half a block down, and the next moment, already left well behind it, the pavement was torn into a great hole by a bursting bomb.
They was fightin' every block of the way--bricks, cobblestones, an' police-clubs to beat the band.
It was evidently a block without any possible egress.
But he, strong man and hearty, used to such work, weary with the hard day and with a pleasant picture of the bright little flat waiting him a dozen blocks away when the job was done, spoke cheerfully, confidently, saying that he'd have them out in a jiffy, as he stooped and crawled under the car on hands and knees.
A gigantic block was held back by each of his extended arms.
Losing its shadow-like appearance it became first cleft and mountainous, next coloured grey and purple, next scattered with white blocks which gradually separated themselves, and then, as the progress of the ship acted upon the view like a field-glass of increasing power, became streets of houses.
A noise was heard like that the instrument of death would make if moved upon the block.