Lawyers argued that they were in extraordinary circumstances after the investigation "hit a brick wall".
Nathan Sawaya for brick sculptures that featured heavily in her most recent music video.
Beyond the brick, however, escapes condemnation as a glorified infomercial by broadening the scope of what it aims to accomplish.
We went down to another hotel, woke up in the morning, and this is what we saw when we opened the curtains—a brick wall.
The light glinted strobe-like off the brick façade and the air momentarily filled with the paparazzi sound of camera shutters.
The brick went over his shoulder and the nails of her other hand raked his face.
That is why it is a poor plan to plaster directly on the brick wall of a house.
The barracks of the men were of brick and concrete, and were built with no less regard for appearance than utility.
Along the wall, and not on it, are towers of brick at intervals.
At the back of the garage a row of petrol-tins stood against the brick wall.
early 15c., from Old French briche "brick," probably from a Germanic source akin to Middle Dutch bricke "a tile," literally "a broken piece," from the verbal root of break (v.). Meaning "a good, honest fellow" is from 1840, probably on notion of squareness (e.g. fair and square) though most extended senses of brick (and square) applied to persons in English are not meant to be complimentary. Brick wall in the figurative sense of "impenetrable barrier" is from 1886.
"to wall up with bricks," 1640s, from brick (n.). Related: Bricked; bricking.
[first sense said to be a clever student version of Aristotle's phrase tetragonos aner, ''four-sided man, foursquare man,'' used in the Nichomachean Ethics to describe a person of public merit whose praise might appear on a square monument of tribute]