common brick

common brick

[¦käm·ən ¦brik]
(materials)
Brick made from natural clay.
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common brick

Brick for building purposes not treated for texture or color. See also: Brick
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building brick, common brick

Brick for building purposes, not esp. treated for texture or color.
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"Why, you young infidel, a lady ain't made of common brick like you.
Sometimes I have to replace a common brick on my house.
Over the next few years, the company tested and developed different manufacturing techniques, and by 1890, it was shipping the "finest blond, common brick ever made" as far as Chicago.
After being up 4% last year, common brick has leveled out with a gain of 1%.
The slab is elemental, powerfully suggestive, of course, of roofing tiles--of utile, workaday ceramics--and coupled with Johston's use of the grid, leads us as well to the realm of the common brick. In his book The Craftsman, philosopher Richard Sennett quotes "the great historian of brick" Alec Clifton-Taylor in pointing out that what counts in a brick is its size, "which just suits the human hand ..."
I have a 25m Scotch Common brick wall and every single block has efflorescence on it.
The foundation is made of common brick, a material suited for chimney walls that aren't set into the ground, Mr.
Common brick, which accounts for the vast majority of total brick demand, will bear the brunt of the decline in demand.
This is a nicely built wall and in our opinion much better than the usually common brick built.
(As a point of reference, a common brick used in home construction today measures 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 8 inches.) Some contractors used wooden dowels to lock the blocks together; however, Olcott said his method was to brace the blocks from each side of the roadbed and then seal the joints with "pitch, creosote oil, and some tar."