brick wall


Definition of brick wall

1 : a wall made of brick
2 : an immovable block or obstruction the plan ran into a brick wall

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One person was hospitalized Saturday night after a vehicle crashed through a brick wall at a Southside restaurant, stopping just short of entering the business. Carol Robinson,, "Motorist crashes through brick wall at Chick-fil-A in Five Points South," 21 Apr. 2018 Video shows the snake slithering from a brick wall to the wooden door, through the key hole and down to the door's handle. Fox News, "Doorbell cam captures creepy snake slithering around front door," 28 Mar. 2018 Like any brick wall exposed to the elements, over time the mortar will get damaged—cracks will form and chunks will fall out. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "So You Want To Fix Your Chimney," 21 Dec. 2018 While her taste usually skews bold and quirky, Joo kept the design of the bedroom simple and painted the brick wall white to soften the space. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "Inside a TriBeCa Loft Filled with Not-Your-Grandmother’s Antiques," 9 Oct. 2018 Lining the exposed brick walls are rows of gleaming silver machines, gently lit to showcase the wine bottles inside. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "In Argentina, Machines Are the New 'Sommeliers'," 12 Sep. 2018 Video from the scene showed the front of a sedan had punched through a brick wall at the side of the convenience store. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, "Car slams into 7-Eleven in Northeast D.C.," 3 July 2018 Will Playoff Giannis find a way to bust through this brick wall and win the first series of his career? Ben Golliver,, "2018 NBA Playoffs: The Biggest Questions For Each Series," 12 Apr. 2018 Inside the brick walls of the British colonial-era building Tuesday, Mr. Chan laid out his view that Hong Kong needs independence to preserve its people’s culture, language and identity. Natasha Khan, WSJ, "Hong Kong Tells Press Club: Free Speech Isn’t an Absolute Right," 14 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of brick wall

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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