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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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The generals may be inclined to wait until a new government is formed by early August and appoints the successive top brass.
Coun Tom Gazey (Con, Bablake), vice-chairman of West Midlands Fire Authority, has now asked top brass to clarify the decision.
Pointing out that the company retained the name Top Brass although it stopped marketing its metal cleaners, Mr.
The shuffle of PLA top brass also marks a consolidation of President Hu Jintao's powerbase in the military in his capacity as chairman of the Central Military Commission.
Hollywood has been drafted in to help military top brass present the war on Iraq to the world.
it gives an important signal to both the top brass and the civilian bureaucracy that the Soviet military machine will remain.
Lay and much of the top brass who knew that Enron was in financial shambles, however, had been parachuting out of the stock by exercising options before the company's troubles were made public.
Risk managers or those in charge of information security for, corporations must first convince the company's top brass of and educate them about the need for the coverage.
WHEN SADDAM HUSSEIN BLASTED into Kuwait in August 1990, the Pentagon's top brass showed little enthusiasm for a bombing campaign.
So, the material could be used successfully by an individual in a plant or by the top brass in a wood-paneled conference room.
And like the gay men who use the lessons learned in Scouting to battle the Scouts' antigay policies, May is using the qualifies instilled in him by the military (and, he adds, the Scouts and Mormons) to take on the top brass in the U.
The top brass at TAM knew then a new plan was needed.