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 for Brick
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  paved \paved\ adj.
     1. covered with a firm surface; -- of pathways or roadways.
        [Narrower terms: asphalt, macadam, macadamized, tarmac,
        tarmacadam; blacktopped, brick, cobblestone,
        cobblestoned] [Ant: unpaved]
     Syn: hard-surfaced, surfaced, made-up [British], sealed
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brick \Brick\ (br[i^]k), n. [OE. brik, F. brique; of Ger.
     origin; cf. AS. brice a breaking, fragment, Prov. E. brique
     piece, brique de pain, equiv. to AS. hl[=a]fes brice, fr. the
     root of E. break. See Break.]
     1. A block or clay tempered with water, sand, etc., molded
        into a regular form, usually rectangular, and sun-dried,
        or burnt in a kiln, or in a heap or stack called a clamp.
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              The Assyrians appear to have made much less use of
              bricks baked in the furnace than the Babylonians.
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     2. Bricks, collectively, as designating that kind of
        material; as, a load of brick; a thousand of brick.
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              Some of Palladio's finest examples are of brick.
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     3. Any oblong rectangular mass; as, a brick of maple sugar; a
        penny brick (of bread).
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     4. A good fellow; a merry person; as, you 're a brick.
        [Slang] "He 's a dear little brick." --Thackeray.
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     To have a brick in one's hat, to be drunk. [Slang]
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     Note: Brick is used adjectively or in combination; as, brick
           wall; brick clay; brick color; brick red.
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     Brick clay, clay suitable for, or used in making, bricks.
     Brick dust, dust of pounded or broken bricks.
     Brick earth, clay or earth suitable for, or used in making,
     Brick loaf, a loaf of bread somewhat resembling a brick in
     Brick nogging (Arch.), rough brickwork used to fill in the
        spaces between the uprights of a wooden partition; brick
     Brick tea, tea leaves and young shoots, or refuse tea,
        steamed or mixed with fat, etc., and pressed into the form
        of bricks. It is used in Northern and Central Asia. --S.
        W. Williams.
     Brick trimmer (Arch.), a brick arch under a hearth, usually
        within the thickness of a wooden floor, to guard against
        accidents by fire.
     Brick trowel. See Trowel.
     Brick works, a place where bricks are made.
     Bath brick. See under Bath, a city.
     Pressed brick, bricks which, before burning, have been
        subjected to pressure, to free them from the imperfections
        of shape and texture which are common in molded bricks.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brick \Brick\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bricked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To lay or pave with bricks; to surround, line, or
        construct with bricks.
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     2. To imitate or counterfeit a brick wall on, as by smearing
        plaster with red ocher, making the joints with an edge
        tool, and pointing them.
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     To brick up, to fill up, inclose, or line, with brick.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln;
           used as a building or paving material
      2: a good fellow; helpful and trustworthy

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  117 Moby Thesaurus words for "brick":
     Tarmac, Tarvia, adamant, adobe, ashlar, asphalt, biscuit, bisque,
     bitumen, bituminous macadam, blacktop, block, board, bone, bowl,
     bricks and mortar, buddy, cement, ceramic ware, ceramics, china,
     chum, chunk, clapboard, clinker, cobble, cobblestone, comrade,
     concrete, covering materials, crackerjack, crock, crockery, cube,
     curb, curbing, curbstone, diamond, doll, edgestone, enamelware,
     face, ferroconcrete, firebrick, flag, flagging, flagstone, flint,
     flooring, friend, glass, glaze, good Joe, good egg, good guy,
     granite, gravel, heart of oak, hunk, iron, jug, kerb, kerbstone,
     lath, lath and plaster, likely lad, macadam, marble, masonry,
     mortar, nails, nice guy, no slouch, oak, pal, paper, pavement,
     pavestone, paving, paving material, paving stone, plank, plasters,
     porcelain, pot, pottery, prestressed concrete, pussycat,
     refractory, revet, road metal, rock, roofage, roofing, shake,
     sheathe, shingle, siding, slab, slate, steel, stone, stout fellow,
     tarmacadam, thatch, tile, tiling, trump, urn, vase, veneer,
     wall in, wall up, walling, wallpaper, washboard, weatherboard

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      1. A piece of equipment that has been programmed or configured into a hung
      , wedged,unusable state. Especially used to describe what happens to
      devices like routers or PDAs that run from firmware when the firmware image
      is damaged or its settings are somehow patched to impossible values. This
      term usually implies irreversibility, but equipment can sometimes be
      unbricked by performing a hard reset or some other drastic operation.
      Sometimes verbed: ?Yeah, I bricked the router because I forgot about adding
      in the new access-list.?.
      2. An outboard power transformer of the kind associated with laptops,
      modems, routers and other small computing appliances, especially one of the
      modern type with cords on both ends, as opposed to the older and obnoxious
      type that plug directly into wall or barrier strip.

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