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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 annual meeting of the Supreme Military Council -- chaired by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and including the top brass -- followed the dishonourable discharge of nearly 1,700 military personnel over their alleged roles in the abortive putsch on July 15-16.
Maj Gen Thompson, who led 3 Commando Brigade in the Falklands, and other former top brass ridiculed claims by Mr Cameron that Moscow and Islamic State would be boosted by Brexit.
According to a senior official, who attended the meeting but did not wish to be named, Bassi said the top brass has been receiving information about corruption at the additional DCsP and DCP levels since the last few months.
Given a squeezed political position, with the legislative body now looking threateningly to reopen graft files and curb his exercise of powers back to constitutional settings, he may be seeing a strong option -- while strengthening his alliance with the top brass on the basis of Kurdophobia -- to pave the way for an "Islamist-Nationalist" sort of coalition with the MHP.
A source said: "At first, it looked like there would be some kind of strange hat sharing going on among the top brass. They are now saying not all of the 13 most senior officers need new hats."
Now top brass will need to get Defence Secretary Philip Hammond to agree.
Kolkata: The top brass of the BCCI were huddled in a series of meetings during the day to discuss the raging IPL spot-fixing issue amid indications that the defiant N Srinivasan will hold on to his position as BCCI president.
FOR years I've been sniping at military top brass for their brass neck in spending six-figure sums on personal servants.
The top brass cull, which will take two years to carry out, should save the Ministry of Defence around pounds 3.8m a year.
The Tory top brass were, we're led to believe, keen to support Liverpoolborn MP Nadine Dorries''s amendment which said that counselling for women wanting an abortion had to be provided by an independent organisation, not the one which would carry out the abortion.
Sheikh Ahmad Al-Khaled Al-Sabah, and Chief of Staff of the Saudi army Saleh bin Ali bin Muhammed Al-Muhayya who arrived earlier today to the country, in addition to Kuwaiti military top brass.Al-Muhayya who arrived here earlier said -- in a statement to KUNA -- upon his arrival, "it is an honor for us, and for Saudi military top brass, and also for retired officers who played a role in Kuwait's liberation war to receive such invitation from the Kuwaiti armed forces to take part in Kuwait's national celebrations." Finally, Al-Muhayya -- who was received upon his arrival here by Chief of Staff of the Kuwaiti army Lieut.
Despite massive cuts to the armed forces (17,000 personnel leaving) the top brass mounted a fierce rearguard action to stop their allowances for public school education being axed.