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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An alloy of copper and zinc, in which the proportion of copper is comparatively small.


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  • XCVI THE SMALL ROOM on the top floor is brightly lit by four mirror-backed, white-brass lamps.

    The Towers of the Sunset

  • The inside wall, the one of white oak, bore no pictures, no decorations save the paneling itself, although a half-dozen wall brackets bore unlit white-brass lanterns.

    The Magic of Recluce


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