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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brick  \Brick\,  n.  [OE.  brik,  F.  brique;  of  Ger.  origin;  cf  AS 
  brice  a  breaking,  fragment,  Prov.  E.  brique  piece,  brique  de 
  pain,  equiv.  to  AS  hl[=a]fes  brice,  fr  the  root  of  E. 
  break.  See  {Break}.] 
  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. 
  [Slang]  ``He  's  a  dear  little  brick.''  --Thackeray. 
 
  {To  have  a  brick  in  one's  hat},  to  be  drunk.  [Slang] 
 
  Note:  Brick  is  used  adjectively  or  in  combination;  as  brick 
  wall;  brick  clay;  brick  color;  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. 
 
  {Brick  nogging}  (Arch.),  rough  brickwork  used  to  fill  in  the 
  spaces  between  the  uprights  of  a  wooden  partition;  brick 
  filling. 
 
  {Brick  tea},  tea  leaves  and  young  shoots,  or  refuse  tea, 
  steamed  or  mixed  with  fat,  etc.,  and  pressed  into  the  form 
  of  bricks.  It  is  used  in  Northern  and  Central  Asia.  --S. 
  W.  Williams. 
 
  {Brick  trimmer}  (Arch.),  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  under  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brick  \Brick\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bricked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bricking}.] 
  1.  To  lay  or  pave  with  bricks;  to  surround,  line  or 
  construct  with  bricks. 
 
  2.  To  imitate  or  counterfeit  a  brick  wall  on  as  by  smearing 
  plaster  with  red  ocher,  making  the  joints  with  an  edge 
  tool,  and  pointing  them 
 
  {To  brick  up},  to  fill  up  inclose,  or  line  with  brick. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brick 
  adj  :  paved  with  brick;  "follow  the  yellow  brick  road" 
  n  1:  rectangular  block  of  clay  baked  by  the  sun  or  in  a  kiln; 
  used  as  a  building  or  paving  material 
  2:  a  good  fellow;  helpful  and  trustworthy 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Brick,  NJ 
  Zip  code(s):  08724 




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