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brick

1. n. a failed shot (in basketball) that bounces off the rim or backboard. Chalk up another brick for Michael.
2. n. any failure. This whole thing is a mess. Whose brick is this anyway?
3. in. to fail. (From sense 1) The whole project bricked because we sat on the contract too long.
4. tv. to strike or punch someone. (Streets.) That dude just bricked a cop!
5. n. a block of marijuana; a kilo of cocaine. (Drugs.) Man, I can’t afford a brick! Gimme a bag. The police said he was carrying a “brick” of cannabis when arrested.
6. n. a large, brick-shaped, handheld mobile telephone that is a precursor to the modern cellphone. I still have my old “brick,” but I’d be embarrassed to use it, even if it did still work.
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At LBE we believe that learning should be intuitive and fun -- we are starting one LED brick at a time.
The English has one course of bricks laid lengthways and the next laid across the wall.
If ground is firstly prepared/ levelled, bricks can be laid on to sand only (without mortar) - but mortar option is recommended.
The club are offering a discount of pounds 10 on single bricks and pounds 15 on double bricks in a special offer mailed to Riverside regulars with their 2008-09 season cards.
When the bricks overlap, each one rests on two bricks and is held down by another two.
Some association members have Web sites showing off their bricks, marked with images of everything from buffaloes to spiders, Roy Rogers to Abraham Lincoln.
The group is now investigating how the mortar adheres to the bricks.
A total of 19 1/2 bricks may be outlined with the magic marker.
The idea for using recycled bricks emerged when the Danish nonprofit housing company Herning Boligselskab asked COWI, a global engineering, environmental, and socioeconomic consulting firm, for ideas on how to make a housing project in the central Denmark city of Herning more environmentally friendly.
These officers illustrate what many attendees of the FBI National Academy (NA)(2) feel when they participate in the obstacle course and runs that comprise the FBI's Yellow Brick Road Fitness Challenge.
The secret of these bricks is that they are equilateral," says Farrell.
This month's cover feature ("Revenge of the Bricks," page 27) tells how bricks-and-mortar insurers are racing against aggregators for premium dollars by giving customers what they want, What they want is around-the-clock access to their accounts, the ability to file and track claims online, an online search function for agents and brokers, and other customer-friendly conveniences.
The various bricks, all of which are hot-pluggable, include:
As part of a project started by the Class of 1999, bricks on the school's main walkway were sold for $30, offering buyers an opportunity to inscribe a brief, personal message.