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absolute blocking
Block system Block system (Railroads) A system by which the track is divided into short sections, as of three or four miles, and trains are so run by the guidance of electric, or combined electric and pneumatic, signals that no train enters a section or block until the preceding train has left it, as in absolute blocking, or that a train may be allowed to follow another into a block as long as it proceeds with excessive caution, as in permissive blocking.
blind blocking
Blind Blind, a. [AS.; akin to D., G., OS., Sw., & Dan. blind, Icel. blindr, Goth. blinds; of uncertain origin.] 1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight. He that is strucken blind can not forget The precious treasure of his eyesight lost. --Shak. 2. Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of intellectual light; unable or unwilling to understand or judge; as, authors are blind to their own defects. But hard be hardened, blind be blinded more, That they may stumble on, and deeper fall. --Milton. 3. Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate. This plan is recommended neither to blind approbation nor to blind reprobation. --Jay. 4. Having such a state or condition as a thing would have to a person who is blind; not well marked or easily discernible; hidden; unseen; concealed; as, a blind path; a blind ditch. 5. Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced. The blind mazes of this tangled wood. --Milton. 6. Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall; open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut. 7. Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing. 8. (Hort.) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as, blind buds; blind flowers. Blind alley, an alley closed at one end; a cul-de-sac. Blind axle, an axle which turns but does not communicate motion. --Knight. Blind beetle, one of the insects apt to fly against people, esp. at night. Blind cat (Zo["o]l.), a species of catfish (Gronias nigrolabris), nearly destitute of eyes, living in caverns in Pennsylvania. Blind coal, coal that burns without flame; anthracite coal. --Simmonds. Blind door, Blind window, an imitation of a door or window, without an opening for passage or light. See Blank door or window, under Blank, a. Blind level (Mining), a level or drainage gallery which has a vertical shaft at each end, and acts as an inverted siphon. --Knight. Blind nettle (Bot.), dead nettle. See Dead nettle, under Dead. Blind shell (Gunnery), a shell containing no charge, or one that does not explode. Blind side, the side which is most easily assailed; a weak or unguarded side; the side on which one is least able or disposed to see danger. --Swift. Blind snake (Zo["o]l.), a small, harmless, burrowing snake, of the family Typhlopid[ae], with rudimentary eyes. Blind spot (Anat.), the point in the retina of the eye where the optic nerve enters, and which is insensible to light. Blind tooling, in bookbinding and leather work, the indented impression of heated tools, without gilding; -- called also blank tooling, and blind blocking. Blind wall, a wall without an opening; a blank wall.
Blocking
Block Block, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blocked; p. pr. & vb. n. Blocking.] [Cf. F. bloquer, fr. bloc block. See Block, n.] 1. To obstruct so as to prevent passage or progress; to prevent passage from, through, or into, by obstructing the way; -- used both of persons and things; -- often followed by up; as, to block up a road or harbor. With moles . . . would block the port. --Rowe. A city . . . besieged and blocked about. --Milton. 2. To secure or support by means of blocks; to secure, as two boards at their angles of intersection, by pieces of wood glued to each. 3. To shape on, or stamp with, a block; as, to block a hat. To block out, to begin to reduce to shape; to mark out roughly; to lay out; as, to block out a plan.
Blocking
Blocking Block"ing, n. 1. The act of obstructing, supporting, shaping, or stamping with a block or blocks. 2. Blocks used to support (a building, etc.) temporarily.
Blocking course
Blocking course Block"ing course` (Arch.) The finishing course of a wall showing above a cornice.
Flocking
Flock Flock, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flocked; p. pr. & vb. n. Flocking.] To gather in companies or crowds. Friends daily flock. --Dryden. Flocking fowl (Zo["o]l.), the greater scaup duck.
flocking fowl
2. (Zo["o]l.) A scaup duck. See below. Scaup duck (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of northern ducks of the genus Aythya, or Fuligula. The adult males are, in large part, black. The three North American species are: the greater scaup duck (Aythya marila, var. nearctica), called also broadbill, bluebill, blackhead, flock duck, flocking fowl, and raft duck; the lesser scaup duck (A. affinis), called also little bluebill, river broadbill, and shuffler; the tufted, or ring-necked, scaup duck (A. collaris), called also black jack, ringneck, ringbill, ringbill shuffler, etc. See Illust.. of Ring-necked duck, under Ring-necked. The common European scaup, or mussel, duck (A. marila), closely resembles the American variety.
Flocking fowl
Flock Flock, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flocked; p. pr. & vb. n. Flocking.] To gather in companies or crowds. Friends daily flock. --Dryden. Flocking fowl (Zo["o]l.), the greater scaup duck.
Padlocking
Padlock Pad"lock`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Padlocked; p. pr. & vb. n. Padlocking.] To fasten with, or as with, a padlock; to stop; to shut; to confine as by a padlock. --Milton. Tennyson.
permissive blocking
Block system Block system (Railroads) A system by which the track is divided into short sections, as of three or four miles, and trains are so run by the guidance of electric, or combined electric and pneumatic, signals that no train enters a section or block until the preceding train has left it, as in absolute blocking, or that a train may be allowed to follow another into a block as long as it proceeds with excessive caution, as in permissive blocking.
Slocking
Slocking Slock"ing, a. & n. from Slock. Slocking stone, a rich piece of ore displayed in order to tempt persons to embark in a mining enterprise.
Slocking stone
Slocking Slock"ing, a. & n. from Slock. Slocking stone, a rich piece of ore displayed in order to tempt persons to embark in a mining enterprise.

Meaning of Locking from wikipedia

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