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synonyms for brass-tacks

  • basic
  • compact
  • marrowy
  • practical
  • to the point
  • useful
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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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