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  • n. Plural form of brickmaker.


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  • Somaliland now has its first women brickmakers; those women now have a marketable skill.

    Breaking a Conspiracy of Silence

  • An education doesn't necessarily mean book-learning, either: one of the stipulations made by Edna Adan when she was building her hospital was that the brickmakers teach women their trade.

    Breaking a Conspiracy of Silence

  • Han Jiabao calls this a high estimate, deciding that a more reasonable number is probably around 1,000 (based on expenditures divided by wages), but, as he points out, construction also indirectly employed supporting laborers: brickmakers, woodcutters, mortarmakers, etc.

    How Taiwan Became Chinese

  • We accuse scavengers, brickmakers, and gentlemen who devote their energies to the costermongering line, with obtaining money once a – year, under false pretences.

    Sketches by Boz

  • And I know brickmakers go about working at piecework in different places.

    Bleak House

  • Some are brickmakers, some carpenters, some shoe-makers, some thatchers.

    Wessex Tales

  • The miners became brickmakers again, then the bricks were brought to the foot of Granite House.

    The Mysterious Island

  • A practiced workman can make, without a machine, about ten thousand bricks in twelve hours; but in their two days work the five brickmakers on Lincoln Island had not made more than three thousand, which were ranged near each other, until the time when their complete desiccation would permit them to be used in building the oven, that is to say, in three or four days.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Many of the things I first learned about pre-modern agrarian culture came from wandering around the town and finding out about the lives of the wigmaker, the printer, the pharmacist, the brickmakers, and so on.

    Great Agrarian Vacations

  • He went down among the brickmakers on the following morning, leaving the house almost without a morsel of food, and he remained at Hoggle End for the greater part of the day.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset


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