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  • n. A lightweight building block made from cinders and concrete.

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Examples

  • As a large-scale transcription of a movement from a viola da gamba sonata, Alissa Firsova's Allegro was a bright and multicoloured piece that attracted attention through its command of instruments used in breeze-block manner – sharply defined, if not exactly subtle.

    Proms 38 & 39: Bach Day

  • Saber Kushour apologises as he asks his guests to move the plastic chairs on his breeze-block balcony a little closer to the door to his house.

    Saber Kushour: 'My conviction for "rape by deception" has ruined my life'

  • A question confronting the Football Association's review team is whether dropping a breeze-block from another country on an underperforming national team is the right way to improve results.

    World Cup 2010 live blog: 30 June

  • As I later discovered, St. Oswald's specialized in architectural sadismeven the new science lab (pride of the establishment) featured brown glass and breeze-block walls dating from 1958, height of the ugly unfriendly architecture movement.

    Excerpt: What I Was by Meg Rosoff

  • As he stood with his back to a white breeze-block wall after the game, hemmed in by reporters, it was the first time anyone had pinned the 21-year-old down all day.

    England revel in exuberance of Ben Youngs after beating Australia

  • Their tiny breeze-block house has had no furniture since they burnt the last cupboard for heat.

    "Gaza families eat grass as Israel locks border"

  • Their tiny breeze-block house has had no furniture since they burnt the last cupboard for heat. thanks Ashraf

    Monday, December 15, 2008

  • The office is utilitarian, its breeze-block walls painted cream, its floors linoleum, but among the filing cabinets lurk eighteenth-century English tables and Chinese export porcelain, and the walls are decorated with hand-painted prints of English gardens.

    Hound in the Left-hand Corner, The

  • The ‘contact centre’ was located in a grim, modern, breeze-block building, just off Garratt Lane in Wandsworth.

    A Special Relationship

  • It was exactly as I imagined it would be, a square breeze-block tower with dark, vomit-patterned carpets and a cocktail pianist bearing a grudge against Burt Bacharach.

    California Dreaming

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  • "As I later discovered, St. Oswald's specialized in architectural sadism—even the new science lab (pride of the establishment) featured brown glass and breeze-block walls dating from 1958, height of the ugly unfriendly architecture movement."

    What I Was by Meg Rosoff, p 3

    February 14, 2008