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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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"Someone asked him why he chose to come and play here, and he said that comics speak to each other about the best places to play and try out new ideas, about the best gigs with proper comedy fans, that kind of thing - and that all the comics he'd asked had said 'you've got to play Saltburn.' Can't say fairer than that!" And fresh from the Chatty Man experience, Brass Neck has bagged three more top TV comics to come and play this spring.
I MUST say I really enjoyed Ian Parri's column (Feb 17) and in particular the piece "Brass neck to ask for Scouse brass".
THIS week's unanswered question: how does the Park Lane Hilton have the brass neck to charge pounds 30 for a bottle of Kleine Zalze CB, as was the case at the ROA/Racing Post awards night last week, when a few clicks through to Everywine.co.uk will rustle up a case of 12 bottles for pounds 56.94, including the delivery charge?
Given Labour made promises they couldn't keep to shore up votes in their alliance with the Tories, Corbyn has a brass neck making more empty statements on shipbuilding.
Stockton's Catch 22 is back at ARC tonight, with Middlesbrough's Big Mouth and Saltburn's Brass Neck gigs taking place tomorrow.
I AM amazed at the sheer nerve and brass neck demonstrated by Clr Stanfield over the chairmanship of a public meeting called by Jason McCartney.
MALCOLM Reid's rubbishing of the claims of wind farm opponents (The Journal, June 23) must surely win him the brass neck award for 2011.
How they have the brass neck to spend trillions of our money bombing innocent Libyans and deny a lifeline to the Welsh language is unbelievable.
It almost makes it worse that they're speaking when the microphones are not on as opposed to when they are on, because (they have) never really had the brass neck to say it publicly, they would only say it privately.
I like the brass neck of that Sutton songstress who's to sue Simon Cowell for pounds 2.5 million over his "humiliating and degrading her" during Britain's Got Talent bear-pit.
A year doing diddly squat and trousering pounds 9,000 a day in severance pay after botching his previous job and he's got the brass neck to claim it was stressful.