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Synonyms for brass

Synonyms for brass

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

impudent aggressiveness

an ornament or utensil made of brass

the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments

a memorial made of brass

References in classic literature ?
I went aft, ascended the poop, where, under the awning, gleamed the brasses of the yacht-like fittings, the polished surfaces of the rails, the glass of the skylights.
Reginald Wilfer is a name with rather a grand sound, suggesting on first acquaintance brasses in country churches, scrolls in stained-glass windows, and generally the De Wilfers who came over with the Conqueror.
Horse brasses are the traditional decoration on draft horse harnesses, hanging from the top of the headstall, on the horse's forehead.
I thought the ornaments were a lot more interesting and unusual, after I got bored with horse brasses.
Whiting, CANMET/Materials Technology Laboratory, discussed their AFS research to determine the effect of bismuth (Bi) and selenium (Se) additions on the mechanical properties of leaded brasses (C83600 and C84400).
Comparisons were made of different combinations of tube brasses and filler materials at different temperatures, to determine the most durable products.
However, little research has been done on the effects of filtering on castings of the family of manganese bronzes and silicon brasses and bronzes, which are susceptible to dross-related defects.