from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. clay suitable for, or used in making, bricks.
  • n. the common clay, containing some iron, and therefore turning red when burned.

from The 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.


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