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bat

bat, 1
1. A piece of brick with one undamaged end; also called a brickbat.
2. A unit of batt insulation.
3. A piece of wood used as a brace.
4. A batten.
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A mixed bouquet with a few brickbats for the University of Oregon's increased involvement.
Exactly one year (February 1931) after the appearance of the pivotal "Our Literary Audience," Brown, in "The Literary Scene: Chronicle and Comment," began heaving brickbats - ever so subtly: "We are not as yet a reading public," he diplomatically opens, formally introducing himself as "Chronicler.
I offer no comment, save to say he has met his comeuppance and merits the brickbats.
But Anurag is not too bothered about the brickbats.
But what I liked about her was a dogged determination to do things her way, in spite of the brickbats being hurled in her direction, usually by London-based critics who did not know quite how to deal with a Welsh woman with a bit of attitude who could not give two figs what they think and write about her (and I'm guessing Charlotte would use a different phrase to 'two figs' there).
While the brickbats fly between the politicians, as usual it's the poor taxpayers who are left picking up the bill.
The record surely shows that Doug Ellis is more deserving of bouquets than brickbats.
The fact those same brickbats were being thrown at England again during this World Cup - for all yesterday's courage - is a damning indictment of the FA and the man they appointed to produce a team capable of winning the World Cup.
Feature lighting is due to be installed soon to the sculpture which has earned bouquets and brickbats for the council.
Nepalese police fired tear gas, baton charges and brickbats to deal with anti-king protesters in Kathmandu on Wednesday.
AFTER all the brickbats thrown at Heartlands Hospital, I would like to say nice things for a change.
It is very demoralising when the only feedback one gets is brickbats or silence.