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Crass vs. Brass

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Crassadjective

coarse; crude; unrefined or insensitive; lacking discrimination

Brassnoun

(uncountable) A metallic alloy of copper and zinc used in many industrial and plumbing applications.

Crassadjective

materialistic

Brassnoun

A memorial or sepulchral tablet usually made of brass or latten

Crassadjective

dense

Brassnoun

Fittings, utensils, or other items made of brass

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Crassadjective

Lacking finesse; crude and obvious.

Brassnoun

A class of wind instruments, usually made of metal (such as brass), that use vibrations of the player's lips to produce sound.

Crassadjective

Gross; thick; dense; coarse; not elaborated or refined.

Brassnoun

Spent shell casings (usually made of brass); the part of the cartridge left over after bullets have been fired.

Crassadjective

(of persons) so unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility

Brassnoun

(uncountable) The colour of brass.

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Crass

Crass were an English art collective and punk rock band formed in Epping, Essex in 1977, who promoted anarchism as a political ideology, a way of life and a resistance movement. Crass popularised the anarcho-punk movement of the punk subculture, advocating direct action, animal rights, feminism, anti-fascism, and environmentalism.

Brassnoun

High-ranking officers.

‘The brass are not going to like this.’; ‘The brass is not going to like this.’;

Brassnoun

A brave or foolhardy attitude; impudence.

‘You've got a lot of brass telling me to do that!’;

Brassnoun

Money.

Brassnoun

Inferior composition.

Brassnoun

Brass in pocket; money.

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Brassnoun

A brass nail; a prostitute.

Brassadjective

Made of brass, of or pertaining to brass.

Brassadjective

Of the colour of brass.

Brassadjective

(informal) Impertinent, bold: brazen.

Brassadjective

(slang) Bad, annoying; as wordplay applied especially to brass instruments.

Brassadjective

Of inferior composition.

Brassadjective

(slang) Brass monkey; cold.

Brassverb

to coat with brass

Brassnoun

An alloy (usually yellow) of copper and zinc, in variable proportion, but often containing two parts of copper to one part of zinc. It sometimes contains tin, and rarely other metals.

Brassnoun

A journal bearing, so called because frequently made of brass. A brass is often lined with a softer metal, when the latter is generally called a white metal lining. See Axle box, Journal Box, and Bearing.

Brassnoun

Coin made of copper, brass, or bronze.

‘Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, nor scrip for your journey.’;

Brassnoun

Impudence; a brazen face.

Brassnoun

Utensils, ornaments, or other articles of brass.

‘The very scullion who cleans the brasses.’;

Brassnoun

A brass plate engraved with a figure or device. Specifically, one used as a memorial to the dead, and generally having the portrait, coat of arms, etc.

Brassnoun

Lumps of pyrites or sulphuret of iron, the color of which is near to that of brass.

Brassnoun

an alloy of copper and zinc

Brassnoun

a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece

Brassnoun

the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something;

‘he claims that the present administration is corrupt’; ‘the governance of an association is responsible to its members’; ‘he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment’;

Brassnoun

impudent aggressiveness;

‘I couldn't believe her boldness’; ‘he had the effrontery to question my honesty’;

Brassnoun

an ornament or utensil made of brass

Brassnoun

the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments

Brassnoun

a memorial made of brass

Brass

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, in proportions which can be varied to achieve varying mechanical, electrical, and chemical properties. It is a substitutional alloy: atoms of the two constituents may replace each other within the same crystal structure.

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