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brass

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_035_fbrassbrass /brɑːs $ bræs/ ●●○ noun 🔊 🔊 1 metalMETAL [uncountable]HCM a very hard bright yellow metal that is a mixture of copper and zinc 🔊 an old brass bedstead2 musicAPM a) [uncountable] musical instruments that are made of metal, such as the trumpet and the trombone 🔊 brass instruments percussion, stringed instrument, wind instrument, woodwind b) the brass (section) the people in an orchestra or band who play musical instruments that are made of metal3 decorations [countable usually plural]DECORATE an object made of brass, usually with a design cut into it, or several brass objects4 get down to brass tacks5 the brass6 it’s brass monkeys/brass monkey weather7 money [uncountable]MONEY British English old-fashioned informal money as bold as brass at bold(2)
Examples from the Corpus
brassa brass bedCopper vessels and brass fittings are rapidly attacked under these conditions.It is the heavy brass diamonds upon my window, the security grilles; when did I put them there?The metal trim on the livery stable was gleaming like molten brass.She checked the number on the polished brass wall-plaque and knew she had arrived.The woodwind can only be used for doubling notes which are already present in the brass.I lifted the brass fender and got to work pulling the crude green tiles away by hand.Victorian Bell Pulls were traditionally finished with brass end fittings.
From Longman Business Dictionarybrassbrass /brɑːsbræs/ noun [uncountable] American English informal the top managers in an organization SYN TOP BRASSMr Sprey and the Air Force brass clashed continually over major elements of the plane’s design.
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