shoulder-block love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a large single block having a projection on the shell to prevent the rope that is rove through it from becoming jammed.


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  • As I did my big grey tom, Mister, bounded down from his place on top of one of the bookshelves, but rather than give me his usual shoulder-block of greeting, he flicked his tail disdainfully at me and ghosted out the front door.

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  • He was able to tag Hernandez, who hit his springboard shoulder-block.


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