brick wall

noun

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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Constantly awash in California sunlight, the bookstore, with its blond wood and exposed brick walls, boasts an eclectic selection of new and vintage books and magazines, some 1,000-plus titles in all. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Bibliophiles Rejoice! L.A. Has a Cool New Bookstore—Nicole Richie and Jeffrey Deitch Are Already Fans," 19 Mar. 2019 Sharbats, sparkling coolers flavored with sour cherry, ginger or mint and cucumber, are also served in the fairly simple, narrow room with white brick walls and an open kitchen. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "An Outdoor Outpost of Tulum, in Hudson Square," 3 July 2018 Now on the market for $1.065M, the 1978 design has luxe touches including white brick walls, refinished wood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "’70s house perfect for art collectors asks $1.1M," 21 Nov. 2018 Responding firefighters Larry Leggio, 43, and John Mesh, 39, were killed when a portion of the three-story building’s brick wall collapsed on top of them. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, "'Serial arsonist' gets 74 years for blaze that killed 2 firefighters," 22 Sep. 2018 When Jo was done with the room, the brick wall behind the bed was gray. Sarah Weinberg, House Beautiful, "What It's like To Live in A Famous "Fixer Upper" House," 9 Aug. 2018 The home maintains elements of old masonry uncovered during renovation, including a stone-and-brick wall section and a brick archway. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "Reviving the Heart of Rome by Adding Nordic Style," 15 Jan. 2019 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, AL.com, "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

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First Known Use of brick wall

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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