What is brick?

  • (noun): Rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material.
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A brick is a block, or a single unit of a ceramic material used in masonry construction. Typically bricks are stacked together, or laid as brickwork using various kinds of mortar to hold the bricks together and make a permanent structure. Bricks are typically produced in common or standard sizes in bulk quantities. They have been regarded as one of the longest lasting and strongest building materials used throughout history.

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Brick Township High School
... Brick Township High School is a four-year public high school located in Brick Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, operating as part of the Brick Public Schools ...
Brick Public Schools - Schools
2008-09 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Pre-School Brick Primary Learning Center for prekindergarten and kindergarten (723 students) Elementary Schools (Grades ...
Brick, A Literary Journal - History
... Brick was established in 1977 in London, Ontario, as a book review section in the literary magazine Applegarth's Folly, itself a product of the publishing house ... Brick soon detached from its parent magazine (which ceased to exist by the second issue of Brick) and Dragland began sharing editorial duties with Jean McKay ... their own publishing house, Nairn, which became Brick/Nairn in 1979, and eventually Brick Books in 1981 ...
Woods Mill Farm
... The house is an unusual example of an 18th-century brick, Georgian style manor house, built about 1770 ... It is a two-story brick dwelling with a hipped roof and inside end chimneys ... The property also includes two distinctive outbuildings a two-story, two-room stone and brick smokehouse with a gable roof and a brick end barn built about 1830 ...
Brick Public Schools
... The Brick Public Schools are a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade from Brick Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States ...

More definitions of "brick":

  • (noun): A good fellow; helpful and trustworthy.

Famous quotes containing the word brick:

    Follow the yellow brick road.
    E.Y. Harburg (1898–1981)

    Protoplasm, simple or nucleated, is the formal basis of all life. It is the clay of the potter: which, bake it and paint it as he will, remains clay, separated by artifice, and not by nature from the commonest brick or sun-dried clod.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895)

    Sometimes among our more sophisticated, self-styled intellectuals—and I say self-styled advisedly; the real intellectual I am not sure would ever feel this way—some of them are more concerned with appearance than they are with achievement. They are more concerned with style then they are with mortar, brick and concrete. They are more concerned with trivia and the superficial than they are with the things that have really built America.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)