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 for Brick clay
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 :

  Clay \Clay\ (kl[=a]), n. [AS. cl[=ae]g; akin to LG. klei, D.
     klei, and perh. to AS. cl[=a]m clay, L. glus, gluten glue,
     Gr. gloio`s glutinous substance, E. glue. Cf. Clog.]
     1. A soft earth, which is plastic, or may be molded with the
        hands, consisting of hydrous silicate of aluminium. It is
        the result of the wearing down and decomposition, in part,
        of rocks containing aluminous minerals, as granite. Lime,
        magnesia, oxide of iron, and other ingredients, are often
        present as impurities.
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     2. (Poetry & Script.) Earth in general, as representing the
        elementary particles of the human body; hence, the human
        body as formed from such particles.
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              I also am formed out of the clay.     --Job xxxiii.
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              The earth is covered thick with other clay,
              Which her own clay shall cover.       --Byron.
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     Bowlder clay. See under Bowlder.
     Brick clay, the common clay, containing some iron, and
        therefore turning red when burned.
     Clay cold, cold as clay or earth; lifeless; inanimate.
     Clay ironstone, an ore of iron consisting of the oxide or
        carbonate of iron mixed with clay or sand.
     Clay marl, a whitish, smooth, chalky clay.
     Clay mill, a mill for mixing and tempering clay; a pug
     Clay pit, a pit where clay is dug.
     Clay slate (Min.), argillaceous schist; argillite.
     Fatty clays, clays having a greasy feel; they are chemical
        compounds of water, silica, and aluminia, as halloysite,
        bole, etc.
     Fire clay, a variety of clay, entirely free from lime,
        iron, or an alkali, and therefore infusible, and used for
        fire brick.
     Porcelain clay, a very pure variety, formed directly from
        the decomposition of feldspar, and often called kaolin.
     Potter's clay, a tolerably pure kind, free from iron.
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