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“The cemetery, a find of international importance, came as a shock to Canterbury Archaeological Trust which had been keeping a rather bored watching brief on a building site believed to have been scoured clean by Victorian brick-clay diggers.”
“It would be nice to think the iron ore, possibly a low grade lime-held ore from South Liecestershire, was glacially, or later aluvially, eroded and bled to water courses depositing amongst fine brick-clay beds, it may be that the iron oxide is in fact identical in both the brick and the sign, hence the great colour match - of course.”
“London; but the available supply of this has been used up, and at the present time an artificial "malm" is prepared by mixing an ordinary brick-clay with ground chalk.”
“In the rebuilding of London after the fire, bricks were largely used, and from the end of the 17th century to the present day they have been almost exclusively used in all ordinary buildings throughout the country, except in those districts where building stone is plentiful and good brick-clay is not readily procurable.”
“In the case of ordinary brick-clay, in the plastic condition, grinding-mills are only used when pebbles more than a quarter of an inch in diameter are present, as otherwise the clay may be passed directly through the pug-mill, a process which may be repeated if necessary.”
“This was originally a large excavation, whence brick-clay which abounds in the neighbourhood had been obtained.”
“There are salt works and gypsum mines and some coal fields in this section, as well as brick-clay.”
“Each of them was originally a portion of brick-clay, on which the scribe indented the flights of arrow-heads with some sharp-cornered instrument, after which the document was made permanent by baking.”
“A fine bed of brick-clay lay below the surface of the ground, which supplied the material for bricks.”
“Bird-lime sufficient to put on the top of a perch; pitch or sulphur to fill a hole; wax sufficient to fill the mouth of a small hole; brick-clay sufficient to make a mouth of a crucible bellows for goldsmiths — Rabbi”
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