brass buttons

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South African herb with golden-yellow globose flower heads

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He's a bald-headed fat man and is dressed in a blue coat with brass buttons, a pink vest and drab breeches.
This inspector wore a blue uniform, with brass buttons, and he gave an atmosphere of authority to the scene, and, as it were, put the stamp of official approval upon the things which were done in Durham's.
(without perfume), gold chain, blue coat of the shade called "king's blue," with brass buttons and a string of orders.
The tolling over, the head of the family thrust his hands into the great tail-pockets of his great blue coat with brass buttons, and without waiting for a further announcement strode downstairs alone, scowling over his shoulder at the four females.
We found a brass button in his stomach and a round ball, and lots of rubbage.
A beautifully cut white blouse and flattering black or navy trousers, or shape-enhancing jeans, will work like a dream when paired with a blazer (singlebreasted, never double or with brass buttons) and black grey, or nude pumps.
He had his share of tricky moments: he was once bitten by a crocodile in Kenya and, on another occasion, was obliged to deploy some ingenuity when meeting with the king of Buganda: his clothes were all in tatters apart from a pyjama top, so he applied some brass buttons to make things look a little smarter.
Also known as brass buttons for the little yellow flowers it produces in summer.
A manager would wear a full tuxedo to work, complete with dickybow, while his right-hand man, the commissionaire, wore a full-length frock-coat with brass buttons and war medals.
A manager would wear a full tuxedo to work complete with dicky-bow while his right-hand man, the commissionaire, wore a full-length frock-coat with brass buttons and war medals.
"..Dark suits, no white socks, and no brass buttons!" he added emphatically.
In the photo, Middleton showed off her growing baby bump in a festive $2,200 ( Miu Miu coat that is embellished with a double row of brass buttons. The pregnant royal paired it with a black alpaca hat by Peruvian Connection.
last quarter 19th century, front and back with bold multicolored geometric designs, three brass buttons secure the flap, the roll-beaded drops are beaded over red trade cloth, red ochre pigment on the fringe, lg.
The RAF station commander told him to wear "full Number One dress, peaked cap, brass buttons, the lot" at all times to avoid being mistaken for a cadet.