Brick-dust

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Brick-dust dust made by pounding bricks, a colour like that of brick-dust
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. brique, from root of Break.

Usage

In literature:

They were all covered with brick-dust but unhurt.
"The Emma Gees" by Herbert Wes McBride
It is more like brick dust than soil.
"Lessons on Soil" by E. J. Russell
It is merely dusted on the surface, the soil being pressed down slightly with a board or a brick.
"Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses" by M. G. Kains
A small quantity of brick dust, mixed with the soil in which they are growing, will be beneficial.
"Your Plants" by James Sheehan
As he spoke, the thick muddy shoes and brick-dust legs of a man appeared coming down the hole that had previously discharged ore.
"Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines" by R.M. Ballantyne
The spice cabinet stood against the brick chimney and was covered with thick dust.
"Tom Slade on a Transport" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
In some places were great furnaces, where gold dust was being melted into bricks.
"Rinkitink in Oz" by L. Frank Baum
She came to the little home in a ruin of plaster and glass and brick-dust.
"Young Hilda at the Wars" by Arthur Gleason
They certainly will turn black to a brick-dust hue, but the color is often disagreeable.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
The floors were laid in concrete, and cemented over with "soorkee," or brick dust and cement mixed, and graded to the sides.
"Prisoners Their Own Warders" by J. F. A. McNair
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In poetry:

'Tis a call to the strong and the rugged
As they plough through the snow in brakes
Searching for gold-dust and brick-dust
And packets of Motza cakes.
"Call Of The Yukon" by Billy Bennett
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:

The dust has settled a bit at Brick Town Hall after a highly tense and dramatic meeting last week.
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