from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The operation of coating objects of metal with a film of brass.


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  • Sadly he is following the arrogant example of Wendy Alexander in Scotland and brassing it out, thinking somehow that the electorate will forget about this through time.

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  • As the sun rises the next morning, the hard toil of Night Custodial… all of the vacuuming, dusting, wiping, hosing, scrubbing, polishing, brassing, and so forth has restored the park to a sparkling clean state.

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  • Over at Labour Home, after months of brassing it out and/or keeping their heads down, we finally see the first signs of honesty from Labour fans.

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  • The government has lurched from one crisis to another brassing it out with the support of a pliant BBC.

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  • For brassing small articles: To one quart water add half an ounce each of sulphate copper and protochloride of tin.

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

  • Norman Watt Roy plucking the bass, Eddie Roberts conducting things on guitar, James Taylor tickling the hammond and Haggis Horns brassing it up, the band really ran as

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  • With regard to restraint in not brassing up the crowd, I was told that more than the one warning shot fired would have been used but SOPs had the 9 milly sat under his thigh - apparently he caught the mag release when pulling it and only had the single round in the spout before the mag dropped out.

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  • Personally if it was me being kidnapped by pirates the last thing I'd want is some untrained, trigger happy sailor brassing the boat they were taking me away in with a Minigun.

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  • The camera shows some brassing on the edges and therefore seems to be well used.

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  • "You stand accused of brassing up twenty hostages, how do you plead?"



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