Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Clay used or suitable for making bricks and tiles; a tolerably pure silicate of alumina, combined with various proportions of sand, and with not more than 2 per cent. of lime and other alkaline earths. The red color of common bricks depends on the presence of a little iron peroxid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. clay suitable for, or used in making, bricks.
- n. the common clay, containing some iron, and therefore turning red when burned.
“A tree Sir Joseph Banks had classified as casuarina was found to yield very good shingle timber, but was located some distance away around the stream swamp, and excellent brick clay was discovered a mile inland.”
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