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brass-rubbing

[bras-ruhb-ing, brahs-] /ˈbræsˌrʌb ɪŋ, ˈbrɑs-/
noun
1.
an antiquarian's technique for copying designs from incised brass memorial slabs and the like.
2.
a copy made by brass-rubbing.
Compare rubbing (def 2).
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for brass rubbing

brass rubbing

noun
1.
the taking of an impression of an engraved brass tablet or plaque by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing the paper with graphite, heelball, or chalk
2.
an impression made in this way
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