Brass-monkey



brass monkey
Historical Examples

The Ocean Cat’s Paw George Manville Fenn
And Then the Town Took Off Richard Wilson
The Story Girl Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Boy Scouts in A Trapper’s Camp Thornton W. Burgess
Plowing On Sunday Sterling North
The Journal of a Disappointed Man Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
The Patrol of the Sun Dance Trail Ralph Connor
Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.) Arnold Bennett

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    wealth, success, or a prestigious position considered as a goal or prize: Few of those who reach for the brass ring of the Presidency achieve it. the opportunity to try for such a prize. A chance to achieve wealth or success; a prize or reward. For example, “As a businessman he let the brass ring […]

  • Brass–rubbing

    an antiquarian’s technique for copying designs from incised brass memorial slabs and the like. a copy made by brass-rubbing. Compare rubbing (def 2). noun the taking of an impression of an engraved brass tablet or plaque by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing the paper with graphite, heelball, or chalk an impression […]



  • Brass-tacks

    the most fundamental considerations; essentials; realities (usually used in the phrase get down to brass tacks). plural noun (informal) basic realities; hard facts (esp in the phrase get down to brass tacks)

  • Brassware

    articles made of brass. Historical Examples Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7 Various Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls Edith Van Dyne (AKA L. Frank Baum) The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 4 Various The Egyptian Cat Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin



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