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pressed brick

face brick molded under pressure to a desired finish.
Origin of pressed brick
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The houses, built of concrete or hand-pressed brick, are cold in winter and heated by dung or coal-burning stoves.
  • The building is a yellow ochre pressed brick and limestone structure, three-stories in height.
  • The exterior is built of pressed brick and terra cotta with marble embellishments.
  • The pressed brick of the facade is laid in a running bond with fine mortar joints, known as butter joints.
  • The exterior was of pressed brick with a rusticated cut stone entrance.
  • Indicative of the style is the gambrel roof that tops a two-and-one-half story block clad with russet pressed brick.
  • The remaining six floors consist of pressed brick and terra cotta.
  • They possess beautifully designed façades ornamented with brownstone, pressed brick, and terra cotta.
  • The building is built of load bearing pressed brick.
  • It is constructed of red pressed brick, laid in running bond on a raised foundation of rock-faced, coursed ashlar limestone.

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