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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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But while higher prices and greater demand usually means bigger profits, it's not all good news for Cambodia's brick makers.
The non-modernised brick kilns are posing threat to the environment as they are responsible for polluting the air quality to such an extent that is extremely unhealthy and dangerous for human body as it directly affects lungs.
Use your trowel to scrape some mortar on to the side of the brick and lay the first brick in place.
In cavity walls, you will most likely have steel lintel with a facing brick on the front of it that matches or complements the rest of the wall - leave this in.
You might be surprised to learn that a master carpenter invented LEGO bricks.
The Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Azam Khan, after a deliberate discussion on the issues of wages faced by the workers of various catagories, working in brick kilns industries of the province directed the concerned authorities to notify minimum wages for all skilled/Semi-Skilled and Non-Skilled Workers of the said industry with immediate effect.
Therefore, we would like to offer all of you who have a brick in the walkway the opportunity to come to Columbia to remove your brick and take it home or wherever else you might like to have it I will be taking mine to our backyard as part of a small brick edging.
During the inspection of Khalid and Manzoor Brick Companies, the minister expressed displeasure over presence of children under the age of 14 years, playing at brick kilns near their working parents and families.
This paper hence, discusses the physical and mechanical properties, thermal properties and energy efficiency of the fired clay brick containing these wastes.
IF the mortar/ pointing is stronger than the brick, this will cause the brick to spall/crumble instead of the mortar.
The Buckley brick has sparked the curiosity of Sri Lankan diver Ravana Wijeyeratne, who found it on what he believes is a naval vessel sunk by the Japanese alongside HMS Hermes in 1942.
When he built his ovens at Sutter's Fort in the 1840s, California pioneer John Sutter took a couple bricks as mementos and put them in his window, apparently making him the state's first brick collector.
Their best brick-and-mortar beam, with each layer of bricks offset from the next, was six times as tough as a beam of solid aluminum oxide is.
A way to help do it: A brick or cinderblock wall can be used as a time-line in the gym, hallway, or classroom.