mortar brick

mortar brick

A type of brick used primarily in the 18th and 19th centuries; usually consisted of a mixture of sand and lime, to which water was added; then molded into bricks and allowed to harden in the open air; primarily used in regions where clay for making a better grade of bricks was unavailable.
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