- Somewhat as a house is composed of a group of bricks, or a sand heap of grains of sand, the human body is composed of small divisions called cells. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- All these great walls are as exact and shapely as the flimsy things we build of bricks in these days. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- The draught is maintained by placing the apparatus on a couple of bricks, and regulated by closing the intervening space with mud, leaving only a sufficient aperture to keep the fire burning. William K. David. Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians.
- Blossom what would, its bricks and bars bore uniformly the same dead crop. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- In some the pug mill is arranged horizontally to feed out the clay in the form of a long horizontal slab, which is cut up into proper lengths to form the bricks. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- And in the laying of bricks and stones is the just man a more useful or better partner than the builder? Plato. The Republic.
- We have all seen fence posts and bricks pushed out of place because of the heaving of the soil beneath them. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- This does not require a multitude of cans and a great floor space, but a lot 25 by 50 feet is sufficient, for the ice is turned out in a continuous process like bricks from a brick machine. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Who could live to gaze from day to day on bricks and slates who had once felt the influence of a scene like this? Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- They will be jumping about like cats on hot bricks shortly! Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- And I'll lay a wager we can get fine bricks out of the clay at Bott's corner. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- When the bricks in E′ C′ become cooled by the passage of gas and air, the valves are again adjusted to reverse the currents of gas and air, sending them now through chambers C and E again. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- He is in the confidence of the very bricks and mortar. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- I have walked up and down of an evening opposite Jellyby's house only to look upon the bricks that once contained thee. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Out there fell a cascade of children's bricks. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- But if, while I feed them, I employ them, some in spinning, others in making bricks, &c. Benjamin Franklin. Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin.
- By adding a binding material, such as pitch, and pressing the mixture into briquettes or small bricks, an excellent fuel is made. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Hence the old metaphor of worthlessness of bricks without straw, but of course in burning, and in modern processes of pressing unburnt bricks, straw is no longer used. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- I suppose you have hardly seen anything but chimney-pots and bricks and mortar all your life, Sam,' said Mr. Pickwick, smiling. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- I can't make bricks without clay. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- We compress the earth into bricks, so as to remove them without revealing what they are. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- Some of the houses are not of stone, nor yet of bricks; I solemnly swear they are made of wood. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- People who could lay hold of nothing else, set themselves with bleeding hands to force stones and bricks out of their places in walls. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- I don't want no shelter, he said; I can lay amongst the warm bricks. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
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