Brass rubbing

brass-rubbing

[bras-ruhb-ing, brahs-]
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:
1885–90

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brass rubbing
 
n
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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