(n.) 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.
(n.) Bricks, collectively, as designating that kind of material; as, a load of brick; a thousand of brick.
(n.) Any oblong rectangular mass; as, a brick of maple sugar; a penny brick (of bread).
(n.) A good fellow; a merry person; as, you 're a brick.
(v. t.) To lay or pave with bricks; to surround, line, or construct with bricks.
(v. t.) To imitate or counterfeit a brick wall on, as by smearing plaster with red ocher, making the joints with an edge tool, and pointing them.
(1) Photograph: Dan Chung Around 220,000 live in this mud-brick labyrinth; some homes date back five centuries.
(2) In north-west Copenhagen, among the quiet, graffiti-tagged streets of red-brick blocks and low-rise social housing bordering the multi-ethnic Nørrebro district, police continued to cordon off roads and search a flat near the spot where officers killed a man believed to be behind Denmark’s bloodiest attacks in over a decade.
(3) At the bottom is a tiny harbour where cafe Itxas Etxea – bare brick walls and wraparound glass windows – is serving txakoli, the local white wine.
(4) If you’ve been to a red brick university in the past 10 years then chances are you know the guy.
(5) This is a substantial country, not just a pile of bricks.
(6) My first mobile phone arrived in 1999: a camera-less and brick-like early Motorola model.
(7) It obviously helps to have a waterfront, red bricks and cotton mills,” said Professor Karel Williams at Manchester Business School.
(8) The Christmas theme doesn't end there; "America's Christmas Hometown" also has Santa's Candy Castle, a red-brick building with turrets that was built by the Curtiss Candy Company in the 1930s and sells gourmet candy canes in abundance.
(9) Apple held an unprecedented online sale on Friday and retail giants like WalMart have combined their online and bricks and mortar sales.
(10) Male workers with a history of long-term exposure to nonfibrous particulates in different industries (metal, ceramics, brick, glass, stone etc.)
(11) Growing up in Walters Way – and knowing that my parents built our house – taught me that there is an alternative to buying on the open market, and that houses don’t need to be made from bricks and mortar.
(12) The risk of getting malaria was greater for inhabitants of the poorest type of house construction (incomplete, mud, or cadjan (palm) walls, and cadjan thatched roofs) compared to houses with complete brick and plaster walls and tiled roofs.
(13) When I was a kid, Lego had nothing to do with gender and everyone played with the same bricks.
(14) The crown had spent months effectively throwing random bricks at the jury with little or no explanation as to how they fitted together.
(15) This has been achieved whilst overcoming a number of well-publicised housing market challenges, particularly brick and labour shortages,” a spokesman said.
(16) But, in contrast to mammals, the highly attenuated corneocytes of avians, which results from a paucity of keratin filaments, produce a 'straws-and-mortar' tissue, rather than the 'bricks-and-mortar' tissue of mammals.
(17) I adored Chez Elles in Brick Lane's Banglatown; and Otto's , on Gray's Inn Road, looks set to be the capital's next insider secret, with a menu that doesn't appear to have met the 21st century: it does canard à la presse, for goodness sake.
(18) Cash pilgrims and bricks of money: HSBC Swiss bank operated like cash machine for rich clients Read more Epstein, who reportedly keeps much of his wealth in the US Virgin Islands, where he owns a private island, did not respond to multiple requests for comment about his HSBC Geneva accounts.
(19) Corrective measures: Chagas: Since brick houses have replaced the wooden ones for several years, new infections are unlikely.
(20) The company is investing to make more bricks on the Sussex site.
(n.) One who, or that which, closes; specifically, a boot closer. See under Boot.
(n.) A finisher; that which finishes or terminates.
(n.) The last stone in a horizontal course, if of a less size than the others, or a piece of brick finishing a course.
(1) Brown's model, which goes far further than those from any other senior Labour figure, and the modest new income tax powers for Holyrood devised when he was prime minister, edge the party much closer to the quasi-federal plans championed by the Liberal Democrats.
(2) Interaction of viable macrophages with cationic particles at 37 degrees C resulted in their "internalization" within vesicles and coated pits and a closer apposition between many segments of plasmalemma than with neutral or anionic substances.
(3) Greater knowledge about these disorders and closer working relationships with mental health specialists should lead to decreased morbidity and mortality.
(4) Stool weights, defecation frequencies, and transit times in this group are much closer to those of westernized whites than to rural blacks.
(5) We found that the closer location of Mg2+ to the beta-phosphoryl group than to the alpha- or gamma-phosphoryl group was effective in weakening the P-O bond at which the cleavage of ATP catalyzed by most enzymes takes place.
(6) The thickness of the media in the groups behaves like the number of nuclei: in hypertension with the highest values, there is no significant decrease as far as the 8th cross-section, while in the coronary sclerosis and third decade groups the values come closer together after the 6th cross-section.
(7) Since 1987 consultation-liaison (C-L) psychiatrists in Europe have decided to develop a closer collaboration to stimulate the development of the C-L field.
(8) Clare Gills, an American journalist and friend of Foley, wrote in 2013: “He is always striving to get to the next place, to get closer to what is really happening, and to understand what moves the people he’s speaking with.
(9) Our results indicate that in recipients of bioprosthetic valves, careful follow-up with closer surveillance of valve and cardiac function and earlier prosthetic replacement might contribute to reducing the risk of reoperation.
(10) The expansion comes hot on the heels of another year of stellar growth in which Primark edged closer to overtaking high street stalwart M&S in sales and profits.
(11) Institutional legitimacy arises from closer links between citizens.
(12) The numbers in the holey tube regenerate are statistically different from normal but they are closer to normal than after similar regeneration in a regular silicone tube.
(13) "We try to get closer to the people, we try to get lower down the command structures and we try to be more embedded than sometimes the Americans appear to do," the defence secretary said.
(14) Recommendations are made suggesting closer scrutiny of this region of the spine.
(15) For those biochemical experiments in which a closer link to 'physiological relevance' was desired, it was necessary to develop the technology to isolate large numbers of a single identifiable kidney cell type.
(16) He was telling me: ‘Keep doing what you’re doing, you’re winning this clearly.’ But the rounds were much closer than he was seeing them.
(17) They also made it clear that they would seek to use the award to bring their two countries closer together and said they would invite their prime ministers, Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan and Narendra Modi of India, to the award ceremony in Oslo in December.
(18) After being opposed for so many years, the two most dominant institutions on the island are now on trajectories that draw them closer.
(19) And if the fathers of Europe, Jean Monnet and Robert Schuman , were alive today, they would see that their aim, to get Europe to move to a proper union through a series of crises, has moved a step closer.
(20) One speaker at an international conference in Bodrum this week asked what would have happened if Turkey had been held closer by the EU?