What is brass?

  • (noun): A wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece.
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Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties.

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Fiend Club Lounge
... Misfits Meet the Nutley Brass Fiend Club Lounge is a tribute album to the horror punk band the Misfits, recorded by the Nutley Brass and released in 2005 by Misfits Records ... Misfits bassist/vocalist Jerry Only commented that "The Nutley Brass version of 'Die, Die My Darling' is swirling with 007 suspense like the soundtrack of an early ... like one of the old albums from the Tijuana Brass." Original Misfits guitarist Franché Coma remarked that "Fiend Club Lounge is one of the best renditions of some of ...
Beneath The Pavement...
... as upon wax, Blessedness to write upon the will of millenniums as upon brass,harder than brass, nobler than brass ...
Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band - Instrumentation
... The Spartan Marching Band instrumentation of "all brass and sax" is notable among college bands in the United States ... and San Jose State University, both of which are all brass, are the only Division I marching bands with similar instrumentation ... The extra brass and elimination of flutes and clarinets allows the full ensemble sound to fill large Big Ten stadiums ...
Bellaguntha - History
... This place is famous for Brass Fish "Pitala Macha" in the World ... Bellaguntha itself famous for Art and culture with brass,silver,copper, and woodwork ... There was a tale about the brass fish ...
History - Brass Making in Renaissance and Post Medieval Europe
... large crucibles were capable of producing c.20 kg of brass ... Triangular crucibles were then used to melt the brass for casting ... and Agricola described a variety of cementation brass making techniques and came closer to understanding the true nature of the process noting that copper became heavier as it changed to ...

More definitions of "brass":

  • (noun): An ornament or utensil made of brass.
  • (noun): An alloy of copper and zinc.
  • (noun): The section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments.
    Synonyms: brass section

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    no little brass rollers
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    A rough plain hearse then
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    William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)

    Thee for my recitative,
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