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 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.