brass

A strong yellow alloy of copper and zinc; a higher level of zinc prouces a yellower metal. Brass is malleable and easy to work. It has been worked in Britain from the Middle Ages. Large-scale production came c.1700, with better quality metal from c.1720. Some small brass ornaments and mounts for clocks were silvered. In the 19thC, thin sheet brass …...

brass

  1. an alloy of copper and zinc
  2. the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a governing body and who administer something
  3. impudent aggressiveness

brass

A shiny yellow to yellow-orange alloy that contains about two parts copper for every one part zinc.
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brass

A term used to describe the empty cartridge case.
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Brass

Brass instruments are made of brass or some other metal and make sound when air is blown inside. The musician's lips must buzz, as though making a 'raspberry' noise against the mouthpiece. Air then vibrates inside the instrument, which produces a sound. Brass instruments include trumpet, trombone, tuba, French horn, cornet, and bugle.
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Brass

Brass is an alloy made of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties. It is a substitutional alloy: atoms of the two constituents may replace each other within the same crystal structure. By comparison, bronze is principally an alloy of copper and tin. Bronze does not nece...
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brass

Man-made alloy of (at least 50%) copper and zinc. Originally any alloy of copper was known as brass and early brass was commonly an alloy of copper and tin. See also bronze. This alloy naturally oxidizes green.
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brass

Man-made alloy of copper and zinc. In the olden times, any alloy of copper was known as brass. Most brass of the olden days was an alloy of copper and tin. See also bronze.
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Brass

• (n.) Lumps of pyrites or sulphuret of iron, the color of which is near to that of brass. • (n.) A brass plate engraved with a figure or device. Specifically, one used as a memorial to the dead, and generally having the portrait, coat of arms, etc. • (n.) A journal bearing, so called because frequently made of brass. A brass is ofte...
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brass

plaque noun a memorial made of brass
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brass

brass instrument noun a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
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Brass

Brass Monkey weatherCommon (originally Naval) slang expression for bitterly cold weather.
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Brass

[board game] Brass is a board game set in Lancashire, England during the Industrial Revolution. It was developed by Martin Wallace. The object is to build mines, cotton factories, ports, canals and rail links, and establish trade routes, all of which will be used to score points. The game is divided into two historical periods: the canal pe...
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Brass

Brass noun ; plural Brasses [ Middle English bras , bres , Anglo-Saxon bræs ; akin to Icelandic bras cement, solder, brasa to harden by fire, and to English braze , brazen . Confer 1st & 2d Braze .] 1. An alloy (usuall...
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brass

a copper-rich copper-zinc alloy.
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Brass

a copper-rich copper-zinc alloy.
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Brass

A family of copper-zinc alloys, classically 60/40. Variations in composition give different colours and physical characteristics.
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Brass

A family of copper-zinc alloys, classically 60/40. Variations in composition give different colours and physical characteristics.
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Brass

A metal alloy made up of copper and zinc, commonly used as an engraving material or in the manufacture of engravable gift items. Most often recognised by its natural yellow-gold colour, brass is also available in a variety of lacquered colours. Brass that contains a higher lead content is referred to a 'leaded' brass or engravers brass. This is sof...
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Brass

A nonferrous alloy consisting essentially of copper and zinc.
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Brass

A shiny yellow to yellow-orange alloy of 70% copper and 30% zinc, but often other elements such as aluminium, iron, manganese, tin and lead are added.
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Brass

A shiny yellow to yellow-orange alloy that contains about two parts copper for every one part zinc.
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brass

A strong yellow alloy of copper and zinc; a higher level of zinc produces a yellower metal. Brass is malleable and easy to work. It has been worked in Britain from the Middle Ages. Large-scale production came c.1700, with better quality metal from c.1720. Some small brass ornaments and mounts for clocks were silvered. In the 19thC, thin sheet brass...
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brass

A yellowish alloy consisting mainly of copper and zinc.
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Brass

Alloy of copper and zinc
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