brick wall


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brick wall

An immovable, insurmountable, or unyielding obstacle or person. We tried to get in with our fake IDs, but the bouncer at the door is a brick wall.
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As Whisker was tired of standing, and Mr Swiveller was kind enough to stimulate him by shrill whistles, and various sporting cries, they rattled off at too sharp a pace to admit of much conversation: especially as the pony, incensed by Mr Swiveller's admonitions, took a particular fancy for the lamp-posts and cart-wheels, and evinced a strong desire to run on the pavement and rasp himself against the brick walls.
The dull brick walls, which here and there made a grand, straight sweep; the ugly little cupolas of the wings, the deep-set windows, the long, steep pinnacles of mossy slate, all mirrored themselves in the tranquil river.
I had stopped to look at the house as I passed; and its seared red brick walls, blocked windows, and strong green ivy clasping even the stacks of chimneys with its twigs and tendons, as if with sinewy old arms, had made up a rich attractive mystery, of which I was the hero.
And the echo of their cries drifting along the populous thoroughfares, expired between the dirty brick walls without reaching the threshold of the shop.
It was some distance off, where a winding passage leads to a great empty hall, the brick walls of which were all crumbling to pieces.
There were hundreds of pieces, friezes of figures in relief, fragments of statues and slabs crowded with figures that had encrusted the brick walls of the Buddhist stupas and viharas of the North Country and now, dug up and labelled, made the pride of the Museum.
The door being at that moment opened by a very singular-looking little man in a green-baize cap and apron, whose face and hands and dress were blackened all over, we passed along a dreary passage into a large building with bare brick walls where there were targets, and guns, and swords, and other things of that kind.
Ambrosch, the thoughtful-looking one who had directed me down by the plum bushes, called my attention to the stout brick walls and the cement floor.
A brick wall, metal fencing, bushes and other plants crumbled into the front garden involved a black BMW.
She said: "I painted a sort of sausage shape on every adjacent red brick wall and wrote underneath in large print: "The Big Log".
I will run through a brick wall for Gary Mills, because he has done so much for me during my career, and I am just happy to be reunited.
The church has a temporary brick wall on its south side.
An original steel wheel from the old freight elevator remains hung on the exposed, brick wall.
I am hoping that Amelia's story will help demolish someone else's brick wall for fair and equal medical care.