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  • nounthe facts
  • adj.pithy

synonyms for brass tacks

  • basic facts
  • basics
  • cases
  • essential facts
  • essentials
  • facts
  • nitty-gritty
  • realities
  • the dope
  • the scoop
  • the whole story
  • truth of the matter
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How to use brass tacks in a sentence

They were provided with sails and twelve oars each, and a falconet, or small brass cannon.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
"I wonder if 'twas a brass drum, such as has 'Eblubust Unum' printed on't," said Mrs. Slocum.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
Picture frames, nicely moulded in brass, were made here in 1825, by a modeller named Maurice Garvey.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
The air was heavy with the perfume of frankincense which smouldered in a brass vessel set upon a tray.
DOPESAX ROHMER
Latten, the term given to thin sheets of brass, was formerly applied to sheets of tinned iron.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
A very large trade is now done in steel, brass, gold, and silver.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
Each man in the room was smoking a pipe, which consisted of a brass bowl and a reed stem over three feet long.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
For I knew that thou art stubborn, and thy neck is as an iron sinew, and thy forehead as brass.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The windows and dressing-table were covered with white muslin, and there was a canopy of the same above the little brass bedstead.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
All these princes go out of the way, they walk deceitfully, they are brass and iron: they are all corrupted.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO BRASS TACKS

  • achievement
  • actualization
  • attainment
  • brass tacks
  • fact
  • materiality
  • materialization
  • real world
  • reality
  • straight stuff
  • substance
  • substantiality
  • truth
  • what it is
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