cement block

concrete block

A hollow or solid concrete masonry unit consisting of portland cement and suitable aggregates combined with water. Lime, fly ash, air-entraining agents, or other admixtures may be included. Sometimes incorrectly called cement block.
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They added that it was spotted by police and Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU) personnel who noticed a few wires connected with the cement block in the morning.
Another resident, who pleaded to speak on the condition of anonymity, stressed: 'This is not the first time this Obuor guy has been torturing his children.' He continued: 'Obuor sometimes make them raise their hands up with a cement block placed in their palms.
One was doused in acid and had to be put down, a puppy was beaten to death and another dog thrown into a canal attached to a cement block.
Hopes had been raised for the discovery of a third suitcase, believed to contain the body Arguiola, after a cement block was pulled from the lake on May 14.
A total of nine people had sustained injuries following the blast, which took place in a cement block factory at Tuem Industrial Estate on Saturday.
The report said that each cement block is four meters long, and added that the Turkish army will continue sending military convoys to the regions under its supervision in Idlib.
SHRINE CARETAKER: The caretaker of a shrine in Pirmahal died when a cement block of the shrine's iron gate collapsed.
Unlike the conventional cement block, an AAC block is easy to use and is less messy.
Each cement block sample had dimensions of 50 x 50 x 50 cm and weighed 250 kg, with a density of 2,000 kg/[m.sup.3] and an average uniaxial compressive strength of 28.76 MPa.
After spending some time talking to local farmers and collecting ideas on the construction process, and reading about different designs, I rolled up my sleeves and set about building a cement block smokehouse.