a city in central Romania.
Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
an industrial city in central Romania: formerly a centre for expatriate Germans; ceded by Hungary to Romania in 1920. Pop: 249 000 (2005 est) Former name (1950–61) Stalin German name Kronstadt Hungarian name Brassó
any of various metal alloys consisting mainly of copper and zinc. a utensil, ornament, or other article made of such an alloy. Music. brass instrument. brass instruments collectively in a band or orchestra. metallic yellow; lemon, amber, or reddish yellow. Informal. high-ranking military officers. any very important officials. Informal. excessive self-assurance; impudence; effrontery. Machinery. a […]
a decorative cloth band, often braided or tasseled, worn around the upper arm, as by military personnel to signify a particular group, regiment, etc. Also, brassart [bras-ahrt, bruh-sahrt] /ˈbræs ɑrt, brəˈsɑrt/ (Show IPA). a piece of plate armor for the arm. Historical Examples Five Months at Anzac Joseph Lievesley Beeston Georges Guynemer Henry Bordeaux Recollections […]
brass balls Historical Examples The Popular Science Monthly, August, 1900 Various The Wonder Island Boys: The Tribesmen Roger Finlay Tell Me Another Story Carolyn Sherwin Bailey The Friendly Club and Other Portraits Francis Parsons Motor Matt; or, The King of the Wheel Stanley R. Matthews How it Works Archibald Williams ABC of Electricity William Henry […]
a band made up principally of brass wind instruments. Historical Examples The Turmoil Booth Tarkington Last of the Great Scouts Helen Cody Wetmore In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr Red Men and White Owen Wister My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice Dixie Hart Will N. Harben Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, […]
having a frame or reinforcements strengthened or made rigid by brass, bronze, etc., as a trunk or chest. rigid; inflexible: brassbound regulations. impudent; brazen: brassbound presumption. Historical Examples Captain Brassbound’s Conversion George Bernard Shaw Captain Brassbound’s Conversion George Bernard Shaw Captain Brassbound’s Conversion George Bernard Shaw Captain Brassbound’s Conversion George Bernard Shaw Captain Brassbound’s Conversion […]