naval brass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n naval brass alpha-beta brass containing tin; resistant to sea water; Admiralty Metal is a trademark
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Usage

In literature:

In the case of naval shells, the nose is not of brass but of a soft kind of steel.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
There was another car behind the engine, upon which were mounted two Naval quick-firing 12-prs., firing a huge brass cartridge.
"Two Years on Trek" by Louis Eugène du Moulin
The Prince and his staff landed unostentatiously in white naval kit from a brass-funnelled steam picket-boat.
"Down Under With the Prince" by Everard Cotes
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