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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRASSY

The morning of the election the sun heaved up on a brassy sky.

Thank you, Brassy, but I do not care to accept your services.

No, I think not, for Brassy prescribed for himself and I administered the medicine.

For a moment the bold, brassy look was gone from her face, like a mask that had slipped.

You will hardly get it away with a brassy; if I were you I should play my niblick.

I shall play my brassy spoon, Purnell, the one with the yellow head.

Flint scowled at the oily, heaving rolls, brassy and dazzling.

Did you hear anything about a party in which Brassy Bangs was interested?

But, believe me, Jack, Brassy will have it in for you after this.

Brassy set his teeth and swung the bat with a do-or-dare expression.

WORD ORIGIN

"impudent," 1570s, from brass + -y (2). Cf. brazen. Sense of "debased and pretentious" is from 1580s, from brass as contrasted with gold; sense of "strident and artificial" is from 1865. Related: Brassily; brassiness.

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