Brass

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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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Horse brasses came into common use in England, especially on Fair days and other special occasions--whenever the draft teams were decked out in their best harnesses.
Describe the decor It's a country tavern with low ceilings, oak beams, horse brasses, wood settles and works of art by local painter Frank Watson.
And horse brasses are definitely the more affordable end of the market for anyone interested in collecting equine memorabilia.
Cast out your horse brasses, stinking pets and avocado bathroom suites
There are no horse brasses, green wellies or Aran sweaters.
To others it is still the village inn, festooned with horse brasses and warmed by a log fire.
Instead the Japanese and American visitors swarm to the pub next door and offer to buy horse brasses that decorate the fireplace.
After all, there are too many flat-pack pubs built to look a little old - a wooden bar, a few ceiling beams and horse brasses, etc - and then quite a few genuinely old pubs that have had all the character refurbished out of them.
The parade, on August 8, starts from Ynysangharad Park at noon and will last two-and-a-half hours as it winds its away along Taff Street, through the town, into Gelliwastad Road and back into the park, where Councillor Cass will present drivers and their grooms with horse brasses and rosettes.
There are no bare floorboards, horse brasses, panelled gantries, three-legged stools or framed hunting scenes hanging in the bar at Hall 2 of The Sage Gateshead ( but its sales of traditional, cask-conditioned beers have far exceeded all forecasts and expectations.
We chose a black and white pub with beams and horse brasses, where even a beer-belch carries a hint ofgentility.