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Definition: Brick clay
(br[i^]k), 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.
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.
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.”
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.
, clay suitable for, or used in making, bricks.
, dust of pounded or broken bricks.
, clay or earth suitable for, or used in making,
, a loaf of bread somewhat resembling a brick in
(Arch.), rough brickwork used to fill in the
spaces between the uprights of a wooden partition; brick
, 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.
(Arch.), a brick arch under a hearth, usually
within the thickness of a wooden floor, to guard against
accidents by fire.
. See Trowel
, a place where bricks are made.
. See under Bath
, a city.
, 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.
(kl[=a]), n. [AS. cl[=ae]g; akin to LG. klei, D.
klei, and perh. to AS. cl[=a]m clay, L. glus, gluten glue,
Gr. gloio`s glutinous substance, E. glue. Cf. Clog
1. A soft earth, which is plastic, or may be molded with the
hands, consisting of hydrous silicate of aluminium. It is
the result of the wearing down and decomposition, in part,
of rocks containing aluminous minerals, as granite. Lime,
magnesia, oxide of iron, and other ingredients, are often
present as impurities.
2. (Poetry & Script.) Earth in general, as representing the
elementary particles of the human body; hence, the human
body as formed from such particles.
I also am formed out of the clay. --Job xxxiii.
The earth is covered thick with other clay,
Which her own clay shall cover. --Byron.
. See under Bowlder
, the common clay, containing some iron, and
therefore turning red when burned.
, cold as clay or earth; lifeless; inanimate.
, an ore of iron consisting of the oxide or
carbonate of iron mixed with clay or sand.
, a whitish, smooth, chalky clay.
, a mill for mixing and tempering clay; a pug
, a pit where clay is dug.
(Min.), argillaceous schist; argillite.
, clays having a greasy feel; they are chemical
compounds of water, silica, and aluminia, as halloysite
, a variety of clay, entirely free from lime,
iron, or an alkali, and therefore infusible, and used for
, a very pure variety, formed directly from
the decomposition of feldspar, and often called kaolin
, a tolerably pure kind, free from iron.