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Brick

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A regular brick. A jolly good fellow. (Compare τετραγωνoζ ανηρ; “square”; and “four-square to all the winds that blow.”)

“A fellow like nobody else, and, in fine, a brick.”—George Eliot: Daniel Deronda, book ii. chap. 16.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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