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Brick

1. A block or clay tempered with water, sand, etc, molded into a regular form, usually rectangular, and sun-dried, or burnt in a kiln, or in a heap or stack called a clamp. The Assyrians appear to have made much less use of bricks baked in the furnace than the babylonians. (Layard)

2. Bricks, collectively, as designating that kind of material; as, a load of brick; a thousand of brick. Some of Palladio's finest examples are of brick. (Weale)

3. Any oblong rectangular mass; as, a brick of maple sugar; a penny brick (of bread).

4. A good fellow; a merry person; as, you 're a brick. He 's a dear little brick. to have a brick in one's hat, to be drunk.

brick is used adjectively or in combination; as, brick wall; brick clay; brick colour; brick red. Brick clay, clay suitable for, or used in making, bricks. Brick dust, dust of pounded or broken bricks. Brick earth, clay or earth suitable for, or used in making, bricks. Brick loaf, a loaf of bread somewhat resembling a brick in shape.

(Science: medicine) brick nogging, a brick arch under a hearth, usually within the thickness of a wooden floor, to guard against accidents by fire. Brick trowel. See trowel. Brick works, a place where bricks are made. Bath brick. See bath, a city. Pressed brick, bricks which, before burning, have been subjected to pressure, to free them from the imperfections of shape and texture which are common in molded bricks.

Origin: oe. Brik, f. Bri 456 que; of Ger. Origin; cf. As. Brice a breaking, fragment, Prov. E. Brique piece, brique de pain, equiv. To as. Hlafes brice, fr. The root of E. Break. See break.


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