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firebrick

[fahyuh r-brik] /ˈfaɪərˌbrɪk/
noun
1.
a brick made of fire clay.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; fire + brick
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British Dictionary definitions for fire brick

firebrick

/ˈfaɪəˌbrɪk/
noun
1.
a refractory brick made of fire clay, used for lining furnaces, flues, etc
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Encyclopedia Article for fire brick

firebrick

refractory material consisting of nonmetallic minerals formed in a variety of shapes for use at high temperatures, particularly in structures for metallurgical operations and glass manufacturing. Principal raw materials for firebrick include fireclays, mainly hydrated aluminum silicates; minerals of high aluminum oxide content, such as bauxite, diaspore, and kyanite; sources of silica, including sand and quartzite; magnesia minerals, magnesite, dolomite, forsterite, and olivine; chromite, a solid solution of chromic oxide with the oxides of aluminum, iron, and magnesium; carbon as graphite or coke; and vermiculite mica. Minor raw materials are zirconia, zircon, thoria, beryllia, titania, and ceria, and other minerals containing rare-earth elements

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