A brick is a block of ceramic
A ceramic is an inorganic, nonmetallic solid prepared by the action of heat and subsequent cooling. Ceramic materials may have a crystalline or partly crystalline structure, or may be amorphous...

 material used in masonry
Masonry is the building of structures from individual units laid in and bound together by mortar; the term masonry can also refer to the units themselves. The common materials of masonry construction are brick, stone, marble, granite, travertine, limestone; concrete block, glass block, stucco, and...

 construction, usually laid using various kinds of mortar
Mortar (masonry)
Mortar is a workable paste used to bind construction blocks together and fill the gaps between them. The blocks may be stone, brick, cinder blocks, etc. Mortar becomes hard when it sets, resulting in a rigid aggregate structure. Modern mortars are typically made from a mixture of sand, a binder...

. It has been regarded as one of the longest lasting and strongest building material
Building material
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s used throughout history.
The oldest discovered bricks, originally made from shaped mud and dating to before 7500 B.C. were found at Tell Aswad
Tell Aswad
Tell Aswad , Su-uk-su, Shuksa or Tell Sukas is a large prehistoric, Neolithic Tell, about in size, located around from Damascus in Syria, on a tributary of the Balikh River at the eastern end of the village of Jdeidet el Khass.-Excavation:...

 then later in the upper Tigris
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 region and in southeast Anatolia
Anatolia is a geographic and historical term denoting the westernmost protrusion of Asia, comprising the majority of the Republic of Turkey...

 close to Diyarbakir
Diyarbakır is one of the largest cities in southeastern Turkey...


I've got knives in my eyes, I'm going home sick.

Throw one at me if you want, hash head. I've got all five senses and I slept last night, that puts me six up on the lot of you.

Which wall's the door in?

You set that poor kid up! You held Dode like a card 'till you could play him.

Maybe I'll just sit here and bleed at you.

[in flashback] You're the only thing I love!

I'm looking to find this big game the Pin's played, not to gum it, but just so when its tail jams in my back I'll know who to bill for the embalming.

Let's take you back upstairs. Back with the living.

Where you were at, with all of us and the Tug a fist away, you've got to use your nut. Allay the situation. So, yeah, you're not scared of me, I got it, but I'm also thinking you're a little nuts now, so you've got that trade off with your standing. But nuts isn't all bad, so maybe it was a good play. I don't know.

Laura Dannon: Fearless flyer.