from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An edible agaricaceous fungus, Hypholoma sublateritium.
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The boy mentioned by my chum here, has a brick-top like that.
And so it looked to the audience when the long row of men were tied up like dummies in sacks that reached to their necks; for, after the first muddle at the start, two small brick-top figures went bouncing along in the lead, like hot-water bags with red stoppers in them.
Why, her mother 'n' mine used to borrow cupfuls of flour of each other over the back fence, and it was to lick a feller who'd yelled "brick-top" after Sadie that started me to takin 'my first boxin' lessons in Mike Quigley's barn.
The complaints were all similar: "He asked me to bathe his mangy dog;" or, "He ordered me to stand at attention when rocking the damned cradle, so precious are his 'brick-top brats';" or, "She," for Mrs.B. was not angelic, "wanted me to fan the flies off her ring-tailed cat while that animal chose to nap;" and so they ran.
He had come to the roof with an improved regard, got by his fall in the cabin, for the "'Piscopalian play-actoh," and with brute shrewdness was glad to make an outward show of good-will to Gilmore, and accepted with avidity every pretty advance of Gid Hayle's "bodacious brick-top gal."
An 'also an' mo'oveh I p'otess ag'in 'any mo' leadin's f'om them-ah 'Piscopaliam play-actohs, an' still mo 'f'om that-ah bodacious brick-top gal o' Gid Hayle's.