One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Built with red bricks.
- ‘‘This is home,’ Dyk says, gesturing to a small, red-brick bungalow with a vegetable garden for a front yard.’
- ‘Mum and Dad are in a front yard, relaxing in front of a plain red-brick house with a white picket fence.’
- ‘With a part red-brick, part pebble dash facade and an attractive patio surround, the house is modern in design and layout.’
- ‘Yet the red-brick façade has a stolid elegance.’
- ‘The Alexandra People's Centre opened this month amid much singing and clapping and happy smiles, in the courtyard of a new four-storey, red-brick building.’
- ‘Three red-brick buildings, which house classrooms and administrative offices, cluster around a courtyard that's ringed with conifers.’
- ‘The exterior was red-brick at ground level with dash on the first floor.’
- ‘It's a small, nondescript, red-brick building on a short street downtown, but the stone crest above the door tells most of the story.’
- ‘Until recently, its investigators have been mostly nameless, the millions of words issuing from its government-issue red-brick offices mostly anonymous.’
- ‘The grim, red-brick health board building couldn't provide a more stark contrast to the French chateau to be used for the reception after Saturday's church wedding near Paris.’
- ‘The red-brick façade of the Grade II listed building will be retained along with the clock tower.’
- ‘The red-brick building, which sold for between £60,000 and £70,000, is listed under the ownership of a married couple.’
- ‘But planning chiefs said they hoped the prominent listed red-brick building, also known as Foss Bridge House, would retain a link with its past.’
- ‘The red-brick complex in Pottsville, Pa., built just two years after the original factory burned down, is an aging labyrinth.’
- ‘I sighed, before turning to look at the red-brick building before me.’
- ‘The Museum is an impressive red-brick building, two storeys high, with irregular shaped windows in a haphazard pattern.’
- ‘The 210 red-brick miners' cottages, initially erected between 1901 and 1908, still comprise the village's five terraced streets.’
- ‘The older and better known of the two is Old Port, an eight-block wedge of Victorian red-brick buildings that include the waterfront.’
- ‘Instead they decided my dining room, with its red-brick fireplace and bay window, and my foyer had more character.’
- ‘St Kevin's Hospital, an imposing red-brick building, was part of the larger complex, Our Lady's Hospital, originally built in the 19th century.’
- 1.1 (of a British university) founded in the late 19th or early 20th century and with buildings of brick, as distinct from the older universities built of stone.
- ‘Colin was into things like the Royal Court Theatre and red-brick universities.’
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