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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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On social media, the bureaucrat earned bouquets and brickbats, with some saying it was wrong on his part to criticise the government while being part of the government machinery, while others said he was punished by the government for bluntly stating that the king was naked.
Na goli se, na gaali se Kashmir ki samasya hal hogi (Neither bullets nor brickbats will solve the Kashmir issue)", Modi said, adding, "it will only be solved by love and by embracing all Kashmiris.
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The daily sacrifices of such parents deserve nothing short of admiration - not the brickbats of officialdom.
AS the ongoing house building mania gathers pace, it is understandable that people are lobbing brickbats and venting their spleens at councils, but they are the wrong targets.
No wonder Abhishek is irritated with the brickbats as they seek to poison what is clearly an immensely happy phase for the doting parents.
THE winner of the caption competition in Rodney Masters' Brickbats & Bouquets of 2011, published in the edition of December 30 is Mr David Snushall of Gerrards Cross, Bucks.
Thank goodness Kevin Dillon's "Entourage" alter ego, the notoriously sensitive Johnny Drama, won't have to endure the critical brickbats likely to be hurled at "How to Be a Gentleman.
skirmishes and brickbats between pro and against protest groups.
Still, this year's Eugene Celebration deserves other bouquets and brickbats, at least from one reveler's point of view.
I wondered how long it would take for the national brickbats to come out for part of Liverpool''s redevelopment.