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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With interior brick walls, extensive poured terrazzo, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, the home has a light and airy feel throughout. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Light-filled midcentury home in Houston asks $890K," 4 Oct. 2018 There’s reclaimed wood, Old Chicago brick walls and wood floors. Jessi Virtusio, Post-Tribune, "Buona brings ‘the original Italian beef’ from Illinois to Schererville," 3 July 2018 The brick walls and polished concrete floors are softened by couches, daylong sunlight and 21 art installations. By Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Looking for a cool place to work?," 26 Feb. 2018 Along a brick wall of the law clinic, Casarez chats with Carmen, a curly-haired woman with a puppy wrapped in a blanket. Keith Plocek, Los Angeles Magazine, "How Homeless People’s Animal Companions Get the Care They Need," 30 Apr. 2018 Built in 1861, the listing touts the co-op's two wood-burning fireplaces, eat-in chef's kitchen, exposed brick wall, and views of the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and Grace Church. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "See Inside Molly Ringwald's New York Home," 15 June 2016 Some features that can be seen on this year’s tour: 12-foot ceilings, exposed cream city brick walls, rooftop patios, balconies, and kayak and boat launches. Paul Gores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Downtown Diggs offers a tour of downtown Milwaukee condos," 30 May 2018 For potential owners who prefer historical buildings, exposed brick walls and downtown views over the seaside, condos are also for sale on Galveston's Strand. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Galveston condos: What it costs to own a small piece of the island," 20 May 2018 Firefighters, Chicago police, and arson investigators were on scene investigating the fire that appeared to have gutted the red SUV and white pickup truck in the driveway and blackened the brick wall of the house they were parked outside of. Hannah Leone,, "Woman dead, several taken to hospitals after 3 early morning fires," 14 July 2018

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First Known Use of brick wall

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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