Definition of blockish:
cubic, blocky, three-dimensional.
The raw Brazilians, Chilians, Nicaraguans and what not who were drawn from their native forests and plunged into the company of blockish Yorkshire lads, or sharp- faced London boys, were only scared into rebellion and to demonstration after their manner.- "Lore of Proserpine", Maurice Hewlett.
His own blockish and dastardly temper, as it had prevented his ever doing good in any honest way, so it as effectually put it out of his power to acquire anything considerable by the rapine he committed; for as he wanted spirit to go into a place where there was immediate danger, so his companions, who did the act while he scouted about to see if anybody was coming, and to give them notice, when they divided the booty gave him just what they thought fit, and keep the rest to themselves.- "Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences", Arthur L. Hayward.
The members of the Presbytery protested against the execution of Charles I., and received an irate reply from Milton, who said that 'the blockish presbyters of Clandeboy' were 'egregious liars and impostors, ' who meant to stir up rebellion 'from their unchristian synagogue at Belfast in a barbarous nook of Ireland.- "Penelope's Irish Experiences", Kate Douglas Wiggin.