In parallel, they are building new kilns to produce traditional tiles and bricks.
This has obviously gone down like a ton of bricks with Andrew and Edward, who see their brother attempting a not-very subtle coup.
You have seen the bricks and mortar, and now you can admire the whole edifice.
Something real will be lost if the bricks and mortar bookstore goes away.
It is the isolation of rural America writ in bricks and mortar.
Antony sat down on the ledge of bricks, swung his feet over, and sat there for a moment, his legs dangling.
This is the way in which the "adobe" bricks of Central America are made.
One of the strangers sat down on a pile of bricks, and beckoned young Kirby to his side.
And yet the clay, even for bricks, must be of the right kind.
One of these bricks has already gone to pieces, being entirely disintegrated by the corrosive influence of the London atmosphere.
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]
the making of, formed the chief labour of the Israelites in Egypt (Ex. 1:13, 14). Those found among the ruins of Babylon and Nineveh are about a foot square and four inches thick. They were usually dried in the sun, though also sometimes in kilns (2 Sam. 12:31; Jer. 43:9; Nah. 3:14). (See NEBUCHADNEZZAR.) The bricks used in the tower of Babel were burnt bricks, cemented in the building by bitumen (Gen. 11:3).