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cinder block

[′sin·dər ‚bläk]
(materials)
A hollow block made of cinder concrete.
(metallurgy)
A block which closes the front of a blast furnace, containing the cinder notch.

cinder block, Brit.

clinker block A lightweight masonry unit made of cinder concrete; widely used for interior partitions.
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A typical rifle barrel is a fairly stout piece of steel, and a cinder block is just cement, so I guess there's no great mystery about which should yield.
I appreciate the added comfort of being able to sit up in bed, but I do find myself missing the cinder blocks and sandbags.
Mosaic students and volunteers use tile set and epoxy to adhere frost-proof tiles to concrete cinder blocks.
Next we stacked 8" x 16" cinder blocks one block high and made 14 4' x 8' raised beds; bottoms open to the ground.
Some creative friends solved this problem with shelves of painted cinder blocks and boards.
To keep the young fruit from rotting on the moist ground, my dad props them on cinder blocks.
It can be achieved with free weights, machines, sandbags, cinder blocks, or paint buckets filled with cement.
Because the expansion is part of a grand plan that's been in place from the start, impact on the current facility is expected to be minimal; in fact, the northwest wall of the convention center was originally constructed with cinder blocks to enable fast, easy transformation.
Equipment: Four 4[inches] x 4[inches] boards, eight feet long, placed in a square atop four cinder blocks, one cinder block at each corner.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- On a steep hillside on the edge of Haiti's capital, Pacha Jeudy slaps soupy cement onto jagged cinder blocks and stacks them into a wobbly wall.
Cinder blocks, stones, tree trunks and metal sheets were used to block roads, while police were reportedly targeted with Molotov cocktails, flammable substances, metal rods, stones and wooden sticks with nails.
cans substituted for cinder blocks in the construction of dorm bookshelves.