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  1. the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an alloy of copper and zinc Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a memorial made of brass Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an ornament or utensil made of brass Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. An alloy (usually yellow) of copper and zinc, in variable proportion, but often containing two parts of copper to one part of zinc. It sometimes contains tin, and rarely other metals. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A journal bearing, so called because frequently made of brass. A brass is often lined with a softer metal, when the latter is generally called a white metal lining. See Axle box, Journal Box, and Bearing. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Coin made of copper, brass, or bronze. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Impudence; a brazen face. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Utensils, ornaments, or other articles of brass. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Lumps of pyrites or sulphuret of iron, the color of which is near to that of brass. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. An alloy made by mixing copper with zinc, or, sometimes, tin. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. An alloy of copper and zinc: (fig.) impudence:-pl. monumental plates of brass inlaid on slabs of stone in the pavements of ancient churches: also the brass musical instruments in a band or orchestra. In its colloquial and slang senses the use of the word is by no means modern; namely: 1, money, “We should scorn each bribing varlets brass.” - Ba. Hall. 2., impudence: shamelessness. “She in her defense made him appear such a rouge that the chief justice wondered he had the trass to appear in a court of justice.”-Roger North. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Musical instruments in a band. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. An alloy of copper and zinc, or anything made of it; a plate of it engraved with effigies, &c., inlaid on a tombstone; money; brazenness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A compound of copper and zinc of a yellow colour; impudence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. The word nechosheth is improperly translated by "brass." In most places of the Old Testament the correct translation would be copper, although it may sometimes possibly mean bronze a compound of copper and tin. Indeed a simple metal was obviously intended, as we see from ( 8:9 ; 33:25 ; Job 28 ) Copper was known at a very early period. ( Genesis 4:22 ) biblestudytools.com
  21. which is an alloy of copper and zinc, was not known till the thirteenth century. What is designated by this word in Scripture is properly copper ( Deuteronomy 8:9 ). It was used for fetters (Judg. 16:21 ; 2 Kings 25:7 ), for pieces of armour ( 1 Samuel 17:5 1 Samuel 17:6 ), for musical instruments ( 1 Chronicles 15:19 ; 1 Corinthians 13:1 ), and for money ( Matthew 10:9 ). It is a symbol of insensibility and obstinacy in sin ( Isaiah 48:4 ; Jeremiah 6:28 ; Ezekiel 22:18 ), and of strength ( Psalms 107:16 ; Micah 4:13 ). The Macedonian empire is described as a kingdom of brass ( Daniel 2:39 ). The "mountains of brass" ( Zechariah 6:1 ) speaks of have been supposed to represent the immutable decrees of God. The serpent of brass was made by Moses at the command of God ( Numbers 21:4-9 ), and elevated on a pole, so that it might be seen by all the people when wounded by the bite of the serpents that were sent to them as a punishment for their murmurings against God and against Moses. It was afterwards carried by the Jews into Canaan, and preserved by them till the time of Hezekiah, who caused it to be at length destroyed because it began to be viewed by the people with superstitious reverence ( 2 Kings 18:4 ). (See NEHUSHTAN .) The brazen serpent is alluded to by our Lord in John 3:14 John 3:15 . (See SERPENT .) biblestudytools.com
  22. A yellow alloy of copper and zinc or a decorative object made of such an alloy. thelawdictionary.org
  23. bräs, n. an alloy of copper and zinc: (fig.) impudence: money in cash: a monumental plate of brass inlaid on slabs of stone in the pavements of ancient churches.--n.pl. BRASS'ARTS, the brass pieces which, in plate armour, protected the upper part of the arms, and united the shoulder and elbow pieces.--ns. BRASS'-BAND, a band or company of musicians who perform on brass instruments; BRASS'ET, a casque or armour covering for the head: a helmet; BRASS'FOUND'ER, a maker of articles in brass.--adjs. BRASS'-PAVED (Spens.), durable, as if paved with brass; BRASS'-VIS'AGED, brazen-faced, impudent.--n. BRASS'Y, a wooden golf-club with a brass sole.--adj. of or like brass: impudent: unfeeling: pitiless: harsh in tone. [A.S. braes; prob. related to Sw. brasa, fire.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. A yellow metal, formed by mixing copper with calamine. The same general remarks apply to it as to copper. See Cuprum. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  25. (Hist.) alloy of copper with tin, zinc, or other base metal; (mod.) yellow alloy of 2/3 copper with 1/3 zinc (cf. BRONZE); inscribed sepulchral table of b.; the b., the b. instruments of a band; (slang) money; effrontery, shamelessness; (adj.) made of b.; b. band, set of musicians with b. instruments; b. farthing, least possible amount, esp. don\'t care a b.f.; b. plate, on door, gate, or window-ledge, with name, trade, &c. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. [A.S.] An alloy of copper and zinc; misused sometimes in old writings for Bronze, as in Exod. xxxviii. 2, and elsewhere; sometimes for Copper, as in Job xxviii. 2, and elsewhere. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  27. A brass sleeve, or Bush. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  28. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A yellow alloy of copper and zinc;—impudence; a brazen face;—pl. untensils, ornaments, or other articles made of brass;—effigies cut or engraved on brass on tombs or vaults. Cabinet Dictionary
  29. A yellow metal, made mixing copper with lapis calaminaris; impudence. Complete Dictionary

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