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Brass

An alloy of copper and zinc. It has low friction and so is used in manufactured products such as gears and valves. It is also used in musical instruments.. It may be traded as a commodity on exchanges such as the London Metal Exchange.
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Then brassy talk-show host Bernice (Midler, pictured with Hunt) drops yet another bombshell .
However, some of the dialogue sounds stilted, and Midler's portrayal of the brassy biological mom veers towards caricature.
Pavarotti's appearance marked a classic conclusion to a sprawling, three-hour event that caromed from delicate to brassy, from pop to high- brow, from unreal to surreal, a healthy helping of night-chilled live theater that generally enthralled a Stadio Olimpico crowd of 35,000.
THINK Welsh singers and the powerful, brassy, huge voices of Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones or Charlotte Church come to mind.
Most of these guys turn themselves into stool pigeons for the first brassy female who gives them her blessing, usually a svelte take-no-prisoners blond who bears a striking resemblance to right-wing attack poodle Aim Coulter.
The Birkenheadborn star, who had a heart attack last year, has barely been seen as brassy blonde Lily for months.
Her take on Allen Toussaint's Riverboat is suitably smoky, and the Ike Turner title track boasts brassy bravado, but much of the rest tends to be unmemorable.
MUSIC TO HIS EARS Tom Yates of brass band Jazz in My Pants plays a tune to Brassy the black lurcher of Deerness Boarding Kennels
He made the brassy character of Tracie so believable.
Take a peek at the titillating yet artful spectacle of The Ziegfeld Follies in its heyday, watch the pathos of Bert Williams performing a comic routine, hear Ethel Merman's brassy rendition of "I've Got Rhythm," and marvel at Julie Taymor's visionary staging of The Lion King.
THE new Lexus RX300 luxury 4x4 is big, bold and brassy and is set to win the hearts of its target audience.