Concrete masonry unit

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Concrete masonry unit

Precast concrete block used to build walls. It has hollow cores that can be filled with concrete onsite for additional reinforcement. The use of stronger, more lightweight types of concrete such as autoclaved aerated concrete is popular in the manufacture of these units.
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concrete masonry unit

A block or brick cast of portland cement and suitable aggregate, with or without admixtures, and intended for laying up with other units as in normal stone masonry construction. Also see A-block, breeze block, cinder block, concrete block, concrete brick, etc.
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He told WAFA that Israeli forces placed cement blocks at the entrance of the town apparently in preparation to set up a permanent checkpoint or to totally block the main access road.
Because of these conditions, we build our raised garden beds with cement blocks and top them with ornamental bricks.
The ministry is also offering 15,000 cement blocks at around $6,300 (KWD1,920), central air-conditioners for $16,500 (KWD5,000), external paints for $2,600 (KWD800), and limestone for $4,290 (KWD1,300).
Based on a preliminary investigation, the company said that four cement blocks had smashed through the ceiling structure of the entry hall.
Similarly, a cement blocks factory was sealed and FIR was lodged against owner as dengue larva was found from the water tank of the factory.
The paper was told that Obuor, who is a popular shoe maker in the area, sometimes forces the children to lift five-inch cement blocks among others as a means of punishment.
The volunteers from the group known as the White Helmets pulled away cement blocks to reach the lifeless body of a 14-year-old boy.
The cement blocks are made from a material that, at its core, repels water.
Commenting on the stone quarries and crushers law, the Minister revealed that she "would tighten the application of the law and implement the decisions by the National Council for Quarries." Hassan also spoke about the plan to address the problem of traffic, saying: "I will remove cement blocks from the places causing the traffic congestion and will be applied across Lebanon, as well as increasing the number of traffic police along with municipal police." Asked about the domestic violence, she said she would be tough in enforcing laws against the abuse of women, children or even men.
Meanwhile, eyewitnesses told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the Israeli forces set up military checkpoints in the vicinity of the cities of Ramallah and Al-Bireh, closed roads with cement blocks and prevented Palestinian citizens from moving.
Despite the clear cut orders of barring the unlawful market, the traffic police by putting the temporary cement blocks on every Friday,allot the car sale area illegally which also stop the way for the pedestrian in the areas of Sadiq Abad, A-Block, C-Block, Afandi Colony and Magistrate Colony.
house, dear house on its cement blocks, dear crowbar, dear nails,