brick·​yard | \ ˈbrik-ˌyärd How to pronounce brickyard (audio) \

Definition of brickyard

: a place where bricks are made

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But soon after his brickyard triumph, Petillo was having frequent scrapes with the law. Will Higgins, Indianapolis Star, "Some sold weed, one robbed a bank, one cut a girlfriend: Race drivers who went to prison," 22 May 2018 The couple eventually settled in Pennsylvania, working in the brickyards. Joy Johnston, ajc, "Delphine Gibson, oldest person in US, dies at 114," 11 May 2018 The couple lived for a time in North Carolina then moved to Mount Union to join a growing community of African-Americans who came up from the South to work in the area's now-historic brickyards. CBS News, "Delphine Gibson, oldest person in U.S., dies at 114," 11 May 2018 The couple lived for a time in North Carolina then moved to Mount Union, Pennsylvania, in the 1930s to work in the brickyards. Fox News, "Oldest person in US dies; Pennsylvania woman was 114," 10 May 2018 Mumford's successor at Colonial Brick Company seems like a cross between Tony Soprano and a used car salesman: [Kevin] Gurican commutes to Colonial's brickyard from the western suburbs in a giant SUV, slugging down a giant Mountain Dew. Maya Dukmasova, Chicago Reader, "Archive Dive / Architecture / News Everything you ever needed to know about the Chicago common brick," 2 May 2018 Kansas City Public Library The developer then turned to C.H. Lyle’s smoky brickyard and quarry, complete with rock crusher, at Main and 49th streets, practically on the doorstep of Bismark Place, Nichols’ first development on Grand Avenue. Darryl Levings, kansascity, "From swampy to swanky, the Country Club Plaza is born | The Kansas City Star," 23 Mar. 2018 George and a neighbor had opened a brickyard, which was well-positioned to supply adobe bricks for area houses — including for the residence of a pair of young lawyers named John and Sandra Day O'Connor. Andrea Galyean, azcentral, "Decades of Arizona artists have called Scottsdale Cattle Track Arts Compound home," 15 Mar. 2018 The oldest home on the tour is the Dailey House, built circa 1890 out of bricks from the Escondido brickyard. Linda Mcintosh,, "Century-old Escondido homes open for Mother's Day tour," 9 May 2017

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1731, in the meaning defined above

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