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brassbound

[bras-bound, brahs-] /ˈbræsˈbaʊnd, ˈbrɑs-/
adjective
1.
having a frame or reinforcements strengthened or made rigid by brass, bronze, etc., as a trunk or chest.
2.
rigid; inflexible:
brassbound regulations.
3.
impudent; brazen:
brassbound presumption.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; brass + -bound1
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brassbound

/ˈbrɑːsˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
inflexibly entrenched: brassbound traditions
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