Brasse

Definitions

  • Both brass and pottery candlesticks have been found. The candle was the standard lighting device during the 17th century
    Both brass and pottery candlesticks have been found. The candle was the standard lighting device during the 17th century
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Brasse (Zoöl) A spotted European fish of the genus Lucioperca, resembling a perch.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A few kitchen utensils and accessories excavated at Jamestown: a ladle, brass pan, knife blades, fork, kettle fragments, spout, colander fragments, and pot hooks A few kitchen utensils and accessories excavated at Jamestown: a ladle, brass pan, knife blades, fork, kettle...
Brass weights and a piece of scrap brass unearthed at Jamestown. Records indicate that many metalworkers emigrated to Virginia during the 17th century Brass weights and a piece of scrap brass unearthed at Jamestown. Records indicate that many metalworkers emigrated to...
Lead and copper pipes, kettle fragments, a brass spigot, and other items found which may have been used for brewing or distilling purposes Lead and copper pipes, kettle fragments, a brass spigot, and other items found which may have been used for brewing...
Earthenware milk pan, brass ladle, funnel fragment, and other items found which relate to dairying and cheesemaking Earthenware milk pan, brass ladle, funnel fragment, and other items found which relate to dairying and cheesemaking
Brass casting counters excavated on Jamestown Island. Many were made in Germany before 1575 for use by merchants on counting boards. In the New World they were used for the Indian trade Brass casting counters excavated on Jamestown Island. Many were made in Germany before 1575 for use by merchants on...
Decorated brass book clasps found near Jamestown which may have been used on an early Bible or prayer book Decorated brass book clasps found near Jamestown which may have been used on an early Bible or prayer book
Oak Stool with Brass Cover Oak Stool with Brass Cover
A BRASS WORKER, DELHI A BRASS WORKER, DELHI

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There is a large brass statue of Winnie-the-Pooh in Lima, Peru
    • n brasse A name of the European bass.
    • n brasse See brass.
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Quotations

  • Bible
    Bible
    “Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “He is armed without who is innocent within, be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass.”
  • T. S. Eliot
    T.%20S.%20Eliot
    “Birth, copulation and death. That's all the facts when you come to the brass tacks.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Men's evil manners live in brass, their virtues we write in water.”
  • Onwuka Emeka
    Onwuka Emeka
    “we try so hard to live free, only to die and be confined to a brass prison”

Idioms

Bold as brass - Someone who is as bold as brass is very confident and not worried about how other people will respond or about being caught.
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Brass monkey - If it's brass monkey weather, or cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, it is extremely cold.
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Brass neck - (UK) Someone who has the brass neck to do something has no sense of shame about what they do.
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Brass tacks - If you get down to brass tacks, you get down to the real business.
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Pull the other one, it's got brass bells on - This idiom is way of telling somebody that you don't believe them. The word 'brass' is optional.
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Top brass - In the army or in other organizations, the top brass are the people in the highest positions
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Where there's muck, there's brass - You can make money doing dirty jobs nobody else wants to do. "Where there's muck, there's money" is also used.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perh. a transposition of barse,; but cf. LG. brasse, the bream, G. brassen, Cf. Bream

Usage

In literature:

Mrs. Schuneman carried Germania in the temporary wooden cage and Mary Rose proudly bore the brass cage.
"Mary Rose of Mifflin" by Frances R. Sterrett
Marchmont lifted the brass knocker and let it fall.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
In front of a raised seat were displayed in shiny brass bowls the various viands and delicacies which constituted the meal.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
On the brass are engraved two suns in splendour, the badge of the House of York.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
For Aluminum and Brass.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
But brass wandered from brass, nor did it reach the white skin; for the threefold oblong helmet stopped it, which Phoebus Apollo had given him.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
I espy the gleaming shields and the flicker of brass.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
It proved to be a small brass cannon, unmounted, and apparently filled with mud.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
In many inventories of the estates of the settlers the brass-ware formed an important item.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
The second is "spelter," or soft fusible brass, and the third is an alloy of silver and brass called silver solder.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
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In poetry:

The russet, crab and cottage red
burn to the sun’s hot brass,
then drop like sweat from every branch
and bubble in the grass.
"Apples" by Laurie Lee
Retrospect shall not often such penury-
Sun's brass, the moon's steely patinas,
The leaden slag of the world-
But always expose
"Departure" by Sylvia Plath
There was no med'cine to be found
To cure the fi'ry serpent's wound,
But that of brass intent to eye:
There was no other remedy!
"An Exhortation To Give God Thanks For Our Redemption Through Christ" by Rees Prichard
Curiously wrought in wood, or stone,
And dress'd in smiles, his face,
While yours, as ev'ry one must own,
Smiles in eternal brass.
"To The Corpulent Counsellor W--" by William Hutton
PRINCE WILLIAM.
Forbear! thy cowl's a helmet, thy serge frock
Invulnerable as brass--yet I am human,
Thou, priest, art still a man.
"The Dance To Death. Act II" by Emma Lazarus
It tears in twain like tender grass,
The strongest forest-trees;
It grinds to dust the hardened brass,
Though stout and firm it be.
"Parables And Riddles" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

Putting the brass to the road.
First Congregational Church of Saugatuck, 296 Hoffman St, Saugatuck, will host the Chicago Classic Brass at 7:30 pm Dec 1.
PuraVida showerhead in chromed brass and white lacquer by Hansgrohe.
Waves forged-brass drain cover in satin nickel finish by California Faucets.
The Brass Sisters celebrate Mother's Day by sharing their mother's favorite recipes, while Helena Echlin tells us the rules on keeping secret recipes confidential.
Where most interior decorators might solve a problem with a coat of paint, Ms Wearstler will enthusiastically deploy dull brass, wood paneling or mirror.
A special investigative counsel says top Penn State brass, including Joe Paterno, turned a blind eye to Jerry Sandusky's victims.
Marine Corp brass did a disservice to Dakota Meyer.
This nail established the contact with the honeycomb brass device.
Elliptic chandelier in hand-cut and -polished glass and hand-brushed brass by JGoodDesign, 212-475-0479.
Euphonium Ephimay in rare low brass concert at BVU.
A fused-glass wind chime, a sheet-metal owl, a colorful apron, a brass pot for your garden hose, and a hand-painted terra-cotta pot.
Faceted Vase lamp in crystal and nickelplated brass by Best & Lloyd, through George Smith, 212-226-4747.
Red Sox brass on ' fact-finding ' mission.
Among the brass cuffs from British-based Jezebel Charms is this skeleton design, $40 at JezebelCharms.etsy.com.
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In science:

Brass asked the following question: For n ≥ 5 odd, what is the maximum perimeter of a simple n-gon contained in a Euclidean unit disk? In 2009, Audet, Hansen and Messine answered this question, and showed that the optimal configuration is an isosceles triangle with a multiple edge, inscribed in the disk.
On the perimeters of simple polygons contained in a disk
A question regarding an isoperimetric problem about simple polygons was asked by Peter Brass (see Problem 3 on p. 437 in ).
On the perimeters of simple polygons contained in a disk
A question in the spirit of isoperimetric problems about simple polygons was asked by Brass, Moser and Pach (cf. [2, Problem 3, p. 437]).
On the perimeters of simple polygons contained in a plane convex body
The light guide array is made out of brass and the funnels were produced by electro-erosion.
Position sensitive SiPM detector for Cherenkov applications
The alignment of some of the to-be-bonded mirrors and beam splitters is done either by use of a brass template or by use of a coordinate measurement machine.
Suspension platform interferometer for the AEI 10\,m prototype: concept, design and optical layout
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