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high brass

noun
1.
brass containing 65 per cent copper and 35 per cent zinc, used for most applications
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  • high brass came in quantity and the entire story—except for one bit of biology—was told.

    Subspace Survivors E. E. Smith
  • There's another mystery that's got the high brass very high.

    Project Mastodon Clifford Donald Simak
  • It was the only roofed area on the planet large enough to hold the crowd of high brass that had assembled for the occasion.

    To Choke an Ocean Jesse F. (Jesse Franklin) Bone
  • So you're to tell your story to the high brass down in Athens.

    The Invaders William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • There was the bright fire before which the high brass nursery fender shone.

    Emily Fox-Seton Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • They were in a little room, cut in two by a high brass grill.

    The Cosmic Express John Stewart Williamson
  • It's just that I'm still young enough to take the kind of shoving around these high brass figure we're going to get.

    The Secret of the Ninth Planet Donald Allen Wollheim
  • The high brass in the Power Board considered that everything was moving smoothly.

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
  • Yet the climax of the main song is reached when the lighter phrase rings fervently in the high brass.

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