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brickmaking

[brik-mey-king] /ˈbrɪkˌmeɪ kɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act, process, or occupation of making bricks.
Origin of brickmaking
1695-1705
First recorded in 1695-1705; brick + making
Related forms
brickmaker, noun
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  • Even Dan Morris, the brickmaker, thought that he was a thief.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

    Anthony Trollope
  • The brickmaker was lying at full length on the floor, smoking his pipe.

    Dickens As an Educator

    James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
  • This can be done, with care, for the brickmaker drops to the bottom when disturbed.

    Through a Microscope Samuel Wells
  • On the left of the brickmaker in our field of view is a delicate, beautiful plant.

    Through a Microscope Samuel Wells
  • I asked if the brickmaker's wife were ill, but Charley said no.

    Bleak House

    Charles Dickens
  • Man is not the designer in the sense of an architect, but he is the constructor in the sense of a brickmaker or a bricklayer.

    The Evolution of Culture Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
  • Then the key was turned in the lock, and Dan Morris, the brickmaker, appeared with a candle in his hand.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

    Anthony Trollope
  • We left our escort within sight of the brickmaker's dwelling and proceeded by ourselves.

    Bleak House

    Charles Dickens
  • The brickmaker thinks you fell in the water by imprudently venturing too near the slope of the embankment.

  • She read 'Alton Locke,' and by way of comment married a national schoolmaster, the son of a brickmaker on her father's estate!

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