brass englannista suomeksi
Fittings, utensils, or other items made of brass
Spent shell casings (usually made of brass); the part of the cartridge left over after bullets have been fired.
The colour of brass.
(senseid) High-ranking officers.
A brave or foolhardy attitude; impudence.
Made of brass, of or pertaining to brass.
Of the colour of brass.
1869, ''Calendar of State Papers, domestic series, of the reign of Charles I, 1637-1638'', edited by John Bruce, page 147:
- At the Council board, I hope to charge him with that he cannot answer, and yet I know his face is brass enough.
1996 May 24, 2:00 am, Sherman Simpson, ''Want license key for AGENT FOR WINDOWS95'', alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent:
- Maybe (probably so), but it's rare someone is brass enough to post a msg for all to see asking for a software key, that the vast majority have paid for in support of the development effort.
2000 Aug 18, 2:00 am, David Ryan, ''strangest bid retraction /illegal lottery NOT'', rec.collecting.coins:
- After cornering the dutch auction, the seller was brass enough to send him the whole lot without one.
2000 Aug 19, 3:00 am, n4mwd, ''for RMB'', alt.support.anxiety-panic:
- Try to keep in mind that not all of his converts are brass enough to challenge the benzo pushers in this group, ...
1888, ''Mr. & Mrs. Bancroft on and off the stage: written by themselves'', volume 1, page 90:
- Grindoff, the miller, 'and the leader of a very brass band of most unpopular performers, with a thorough base accompaniment of at least fifty vices,' was played by Miss Saunders.
1900, ''The Training of Seamen'', published in ''The Saturday Review'', 3 November 1900, volume 90, number 2349, page 556:
- I must confess that to me there is something almost pathetic in the sight of a body of bluejackets improving their muscles on the quarter deck by bar-bell exercise, accompanied by a brass — a very brass — band, ...
1908, ''The Smith Family'', published in ''Punch'', March 4 1908, bound in ''Punch vol. CXXXIV'', page 168:
- Mr. REGINALD SMITH, KC, the publisher, followed, but he had hardly begun his very interesting remarks when a procession headed by a very brass band entered Smithfield from the west, and approached the platform.
1929, ''Philippine Magazine'', volume 6, page 27
- The padre in my neighborhood — Santa Ana — was having some kind of a fiesta, and had hired a very brass band. This band kept up its martial airs for hours and hours after I got home, with grand finales — or what each time I hoped would be the grand finale, every five minutes.
Of inferior composition.
To coat with brass.
*1996, (w), ''The Sweet Smell of Psychosis'', Bloomsbury 2011, p. 2:
- Richard didn't want the man on the corner to go up and fuck one of the brasses.