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Definition: Brick trimmer
(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.