from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The technique or work of constructing with bricks and mortar.
  • n. A structure made of bricks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Those parts of items that are made of brick.
  • n. The quality of the construction of brick built items.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Anything made of bricks.
  • n. The act of building with or laying bricks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Work done or constructed with bricks; bricklayers' work.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. masonry done with bricks and mortar


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  • It was not actually as cool as I had hoped in that all the old brickwork is up the dangerous channel (the way we didn't go) so it was basically just a really long, filthy culvert, and the river was foul, but I now know an awful lot about buried rivers.

    May 10th, 2009

  • Clearly what with a coup in Thailand, allegations of corruption at the heart of English football and the trial of the UK's first Iraq war criminal, the state of my brickwork is the most important thing in the whole world. posted by Alistair Myles at 5:24 PM

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • And then, again, just before heading down, we were told the brickwork is the finest in the world—factoids mentioned, I guess, so that we would concentrate more on the bricks than on what was floating past.


  • The quality of the brickwork is the best that I have ever seen, and not a single brick was disturbed beyond those actually removed.


  • There is indeed a great deal of very evident brickwork, which is never fresh or loud in colour, but always burnt out, as it were, always exquisitely mild.

    Italian Hours

  • The brickwork, which is older by twelve years than that of the gate, is concealed under a coat of stucco.

    Holborn and Bloomsbury The Fascination of London

  • "We are 99 percent certain this is the theater, it's in the right place and the brickwork is the right age," he said.

    The Full Feed from

  • "We are 99\% certain this is the theatre, it's in the right place and the brickwork is the right age," he said.

    London Free Press - News

  • Lime mortar, rather than cement, was used to point the brickwork, which is "stacked" on the street elevations to show that it is merely a cladding material.

    An Irish Town Planner's Blog

  • Some see surfaces covered in non-existent patterns such as brickwork or tiles, while others see phantom objects in astonishing detail, including people, animals, buildings, or whatever else their minds may conjure.

    Posthuman Blues


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