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 for Brick loaf
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.
                                                    --Layard.
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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.
                                                    --Weale.
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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,
        bricks.
  
     Brick loaf, a loaf of bread somewhat resembling a brick in
        shape.
  
     Brick nogging (Arch.), rough brickwork used to fill in the
        spaces between the uprights of a wooden partition; brick
        filling.
  
     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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