Break (or brick, as it is known, as it is next to the school hall, which is made of bricks, which sound like break) is a time of day when the black pole radiates power in order to attract the Gopsians to Ispog. On the whole brick is a minor version of lynch, except that less vandalism, swimming and card-playing occurs due to the relatively short length of brick compared to the longer, but not nearly long enough, expanse of time allotted to lunch.

Brick is a great social occasion and if it didn't occur the majority of days of the year, then it would be very special and rare. But it does so it's not.