Brick clay

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Brick clay the common clay, containing some iron, and therefore turning red when burned.
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Usage

In literature:

The fireplace may be built with bricks of moist clay and wet clay used for mortar.
"Shelters, Shacks and Shanties" by D.C. Beard
Some parts of the ancient walls still remain, and are composed of alternate strata of brick and clay.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
Paving brick are manufactured by the stiff mud process, which means that the clay is molded into form in a relatively dry condition.
"American Rural Highways" by T. R. Agg
For manual instruction we have chosen clay work, consisting of the construction of little tiles, vases and bricks.
"Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook" by Maria Montessori
These bricks were made of the most carefully prepared clay.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
The clay in drying attains the hardness of brick, and the whole is very coherent.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
The real blue clay is more of a gray blue, you know, and generally as hard as bricks.
"Northern Diamonds" by Frank Lillie Pollock
The floor should be of clay, packed firm, or else laid in cement or brick.
"Home Pork Making" by A. W. Fulton
At the end of the baking, the soft, doughy clay block is transformed into a hard, glassy, or dull brick.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
So civilized that the origins of their culture were forgotten half an age before the first clay brick was laid in Babylon.
"Black Amazon of Mars" by Leigh Brackett
First, we stopped up several ventilating holes with pieces of clay and brick.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
The Keuper clays yield material for bricks.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
Kaolin, fire-clays and brick-clays are common to all the states.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
We find no longer in the chimney-places bricks set in clay, and lathes split from logs, but better and more lasting work.
"Historic Homes" by Mary H. Northend
Around the whole tower was a pavement of inscribed baked bricks, resting on a layer of clay 2 ft. thick.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
Cats sitting on pen-wipers; clay cats of burnt brick-earth.
"Our Cats and All About Them" by Harrison Weir
The mineral products of Eure include freestone, marl, lime and brick-clay.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
Just as if he had been working all day long in brick-maker's clay.
"In the Year '13" by Fritz Reuter
Tell me wherefore down the valley, ye have traced the turnpike's way, Far beyond the cattle pasture, and the brick-yard with its clay?
"The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 1, August, 1851" by Various
A cavity had been torn downward through the solid brick bed to the clay beneath, and, looking down into it, Seyd read the sign.
"The Mystery of The Barranca" by Herman Whitaker
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In poetry:

The spade reminds 'im 'ow 'e done some diggin' in 'is day,
An' diggin' brings the talk to earth, an' earth leads on to clay,
Then clay quite natural reminds a thinkin' bloke uv bricks,
An' mortar brings up mud, an' then, uv course it's politics.
"Over the Fence" by C J Dennis

In news:

SPECIAL SECTION/BRICK & CLAY RECORD: The Evolution of the Low-Set Brick Plant.
LAST year at the Guggenheim Museum it was the miniature settlements of Charles Simonds that were made from tiny bricks of unfired clay.
"Clay brick paving and granite edge restraint will last forever," claims Gubetta, a master mason for close to 35 years.
Walk across any number of college campuses, upscale housing developments or downtown historic districts across America, and you'll see what they have in common: clay brick pavers in plazas, parking lots, sidewalks and streets.
Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay,' by Christopher Benfey.
The 10-inch-thick walls are layered with bricks and clay mixed with camel's hair, which acts as a binding agent and has been used in making tandoors for 3,000 years.
Neighbors want action after car hits brick wall in Clay.
Meanwhile, pitted clay bricks appear to melt, an homage to old-school "drip" style tags.
Samry, who said he became fascinated with the history behind Clay City, decided to explore the intricacies of Clay City, its people and how the Clay City bricks were made.
Potomac Valley Brick presents Brick-stainable: Re-Thinking Brick a design competition seeking integrative solutions for a building using clay masonry units (brick) as a primary material.
Seeker SPR sub-surface penetrating radar system can infiltrate surfaces such as soil, clay, concrete and brick.
BRICK & CLAY RECORD: State-of-the-Art Soft Mud.
North Las Vegas planner Johanna Murphy points out the bricks on the adobe building that were built from clay on the site during a 2011 restoration.
More than 200 years ago, the Spanish and Mexican residents of Monterey ate, slept, entertained, worked and worshipped in adobes -- buildings made of clay bricks, then plastered and whitewashed to a brilliance.
Nestled in Ohio's Amish country, Bill Belden's 124-year-old family owned brick company has thrived on the region's rich red clay and shale, and cheap energy from abundant coal.
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