Bath brick
Bath Bath, n. A city in the west of England, resorted to for its hot springs, which has given its name to various objects. [1913 Webster]

{Bath brick}, a preparation of calcareous earth, in the form of a brick, used for cleaning knives, polished metal, etc.

{Bath chair}, a kind of chair on wheels, as used by invalids at Bath. ``People walked out, or drove out, or were pushed out in their Bath chairs.'' --Dickens.

{Bath metal}, an alloy consisting of four and a half ounces of zinc and one pound of copper.

{Bath note}, a folded writing paper, 8 1/2 by 14 inches.

{Bath stone}, a species of limestone (o["o]lite) found near Bath, used for building. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bath brick — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bath brick — n. 〚after BATH, where first made〛 a brick shaped piece of calcareous earth, used for cleaning polished metal * * * …   Universalium

  • Bath brick — n. [after BATH, where first made] a brick shaped piece of calcareous earth, used for cleaning polished metal …   English World dictionary

  • bath-brick — /bäthˈbrik/ noun A preparation of siliceous silt, manufactured at Bridgwater in the form of blocks and used in cleaning knives ORIGIN: Traditionally said to be named after the first maker, one Bath, or from its resemblance to Bath stone …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bath brick — The bath brick, patented in 1823 by William Champion and John Browne, was a predecessor of the scouring pad used for cleaning and polishing.Bath bricks were made by a number of companies in the town of Bridgwater, England, from fine clay dredged… …   Wikipedia

  • bath brick — noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st B Etymology: from Bath, England : an unfired brick of siliceous material used as a scourer and polisher of metals * * * Bath brick, a preparation of fine sand containing much silica, molded in the form of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bath brick — /ˈbaθ brɪk/ (say bahth brik) noun a compacted mass of fine siliceous sand, used for scouring metal. {named after Bath, England} …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brick clay — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brick dust — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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