from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as bricole, 3.


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  • BRICOLE (a French word of unknown origin), a military engine for casting heavy stones; also a term in tennis for a sidestroke rebounding off the wall of the court, corrupted into "brickwall" from a supposed reference to the wall, and in billiards for a stroke off the cushion to make a cannon or hazard.

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  • I'm waiting for a couple of actors to turn in lines for Act I, Scene 1, but everything was in (more or less) for Scene 2 -- I need to rerecord a couple of lines due to mic pops and a bad brickwall moment (digital distortion, yum!)

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  • In New York you can have a room in Carol Gardens that overlooks a brickwall-approximately 500 square feet.

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  • I was planning on inviting my brickwall ancestors to my dinner but I doubt they'll be this much fun.

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  • Ryan and I, lovers of the game, moved closer to the field in hopes of just that, but then encountered a rather stupid brickwall.

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  • And, what do you know, it bloomed again., and now has 3 fruits, one of which you see before you-in front of the window/brickwall.

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  • Everytime I opened the book to page one I slammed in to a brickwall.

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  • Table 11: Vertical reinforcement of brickwall mild steel 10-m rods (m run) for different sizes of reservoirs

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  • So unless there is an avenue for the ESC to garner feedback from the public, all these comments over the internet/forum will be read as rants and akin to talking/complaining to a brickwall. jennifer, are you thinking of a referendum?

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  • That's the first give-away and then the brickwall in the back.

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