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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These became the horse brasses used on leather harness.
One may cough occasionally and admire the horse brasses before a pair of ploughman's lunches turn up, but that's the extent of the action.
My wife went for the dish for the day, which was chalked on a blackboard near horse brasses and old framed pictures including one of the famous Welsh iconic Salem depiction.
It's not over-the-top horse brasses everywhere or fake paintings but proper pictures, worn slate floors, solid tables and old rugs on the floor.
The main bar, with its wood-panelled servery and heavily beamed ceiling adorned with the requisite horse brasses, looks for all the world as if it might be waiting for the ghosts of those drovers of long ago.
Possibly an old Welsh longhouse, the pub has two bars (you have to step into the car park to get from one to the other), and is suitably cluttered with hunting prints, horse brasses and old jugs - just like pubs used to be before the corporate bigwigs started filling them with pretend old stuff.
The well-cared-for pub has gleaming horse brasses and framed local photographs.
The Cross Keys is an old-fashioned, properly pubby pub, with lots of dark wood, horse brasses and hopbines - even though food is now clearly its driving force.
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.
To others it is still the village inn, festooned with horse brasses and warmed by a log fire.