Fire brick

Definitions

  • Four brick kilns have been excavated. The one shown had five firing chambers. Roofing tiles were also made in the Jamestown brick kilns
    Four brick kilns have been excavated. The one shown had five firing chambers. Roofing tiles were also made in the Jamestown brick kilns
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fire brick a refractory brick, capable of sustaining intense heat without fusion, usually made of fire clay or of siliceous material, with some cementing substance, and used for lining fire boxes, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

These were substantial buildings of brick or stone with sheet-iron roofs thoroughly fire proof.
"The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad" by W. F. Bailey
Some have been built fire-proof throughout, with only stone, brick, concrete and iron material, even to the floors and window casings.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
The little brick building greeted him as hospitably as an open fire at home.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
It is a hard and brick-dusty red, very different from the snow fire seen on true snow peaks.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
One night after the children were all in bed and the mother was sitting by the fire, a brick fell down the chimney.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
A great fire leapt in the fireplace and the gold light of it danced on the red-brick floor.
"The Wooden Horse" by Hugh Walpole
I remember when I had cold feet she would heat a brick in the fire to lay to them, and such tricks.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
The fire roared up the brick chimney, the wind fought for entrance from above, rain beat dismally upon the high windows.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer
Brick division walls should be built so as to constitute a fire wall wherever it is practicable to do so.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 647, May 26, 1888" by Various
The fire at least gave an opportunity to rebuild the old wooden city with brick and stone.
"The Greatest Highway in the World" by Anonymous
No retouches were possible, because the bricks were painted before firing.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
Among the brick columns, and within the wall, the fire flashed and curled under the seething pan.
"A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France" by William Duthie
The boiler is seated on a rectangular frame of fire-bricks.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
When they are found to be sufficiently baked, the fire-holes are bricked up and the furnace is left for two days longer to cool.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
Perhaps the best materials are fire-stone and common bricks and mortar.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
There are saw-mill and fire-brick industries in the little towns, which would be shabby enough in the full glare of day.
"Afloat on the Ohio" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
In the side of the room a big plain brick fireplace was filled with a crackling fire, and in the light of it stood her host and hostess.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
He cleared for home, went to bed, and the excessive pain, finally, with laudanum, kreasote, fire, and hot bricks, put him to sleep.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
Formerly, before the fire, it was, I believe, nearly all wood, now the greater part is brick and stone.
"The Truth About America" by Edward Money
The dark-red fire-brick showed plainly through.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
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In poetry:

And the prince, whom they had fled from,
Fondly-furious, thinks of vengeance,
And, discarding sword and fire,
Has them walled-up in the cavern,
Walled-up fast with bricks and mortar.
"The Book Of Paradise - The Seven Sleepers" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The nursery fire burns brightly, crackling in cheerful little explosions
and trails of sparks up the back of the chimney. Miniature rockets
peppering the black bricks with golden stars, as though a gala
flamed a night of victorious wars.
"Lead Soldiers" by Amy Lowell
But in the midst of dust and fire they did their duty well,
Aye! in the midst of a shower of bricks falling on them pell-mell,
Until they were compelled to let the water-hose go;
While the blood from their bruised heads and arms did flow.
"The Clepington Catastrophe" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Allied Mineral Products, Inc recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of certain assets of the Chicago Fire Brick and Wellsville Fire Brick companies (also known as Chicago-Wellsville).
It has long been recognized that drying and firing brick a few courses high can provide many benefits compared to conventional practices.
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Giuseppe Puddu's wood-fired brick pizza oven on wheels is parked beside his L'antico Caffé Italian cafe in the Penn Forest Township suburb of Jim Thorpe.
The acquisition expands Rath 's line of high temperature refractory materials and high quality ceramic fibers to include a wide range of insulating fire bricks.
In 1997, in a mud-brick room in eastern Afghanistan, al-Qaeda interrogators were firing angry questions at Saddiq Turkistani.
The single story brick home at 212 Wilmington Ave caught fire at about 3:30 this morning.
Wood fired, brick-oven pizza has become the new level set for many.
Brick House serves wood-fired pizza and other familiar fare.
Once completed, the panels are taken apart and fired at Belden Brick — turning the green bricks tan in color.
Kathy Doyle Thomas, executive vice president of Half Price Books, said the wireless devices — including the Kindle Fire and Barnes and Noble's Nook Tablet — are hurting brick-and-mortar bookstores.
Brick walls, railroad tracks, band members looking in opposite directions (I call that one the "Joshua Tree") all are indicators that you need to fire your band photographer.
Thousands of bricks and many hours of sweat equity went into the construction of a fire circle at Sugar Valley Airport in Mocksville, N.C.—but the result is a work of art that is meant to be enjoyed by everyone.
The LCA verifies the significant environmental benefits of the company's non-fired brick.
Killington's best pizza is baked in a 900 degree wood-fire brick oven.
Enlarge Star-Ledger Staff Fires still smolder in the South Manoloking section of Brick Twp.
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