One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A farm on which fruit is grown.‘they produce grapes on a 14-hectare fruit block’
- ‘We had no money for petrol, so he filled our car from the bowser on the fruit block.’
- ‘I'd never seen fruit blocks before—there were acres and acres of oranges, grapefruit, lemons, fruit everywhere you looked.’
- ‘That feature is linked to the original development of the irrigation areas with smallholder fruit blocks for soldier settlers and, later, new immigrants.’
- ‘She invited us to visit her brother-in-law's fruit block and processing shed.’
- ‘I discharged myself after four days, still feeling weak, and went back to the fruit block.’
- ‘Les and his wife lived on a fruit block outside Wentworth.’
- ‘He and his wife worked a fruit block there before moving to McLaren Flat to grow wine grapes.’
- ‘Why work on a fruit block if you could own your own—or better still, become an agricultural adviser?’
- ‘In the fruit block next to Paul's, the saline water has destroyed whole tracts of trees.’
- ‘I could get a really good job with lots of money, or even buy my own fruit block.’
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