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(of a building or structure) made of bricks:‘a brick-built chimney’
- ‘I intend to erect an insulated brick-built structure in a shady corner.’
- ‘I did all sorts of jobs, ranging from cattle sheds to brick-built houses.’
- ‘This is a striking room with a brick-built fireplace, exposed brick wall and a luxurious cream carpet.’
- ‘In the corner, there's a brick-built utility shed with plumbing for a washer and dryer, some storage units and a sink.’
- ‘The farmhouse itself was a large and traditional brick-built building with a sloping grey.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.