BRASS


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AcronymDefinition
BRASSBorder Release Advanced Screening and Selectivity
BRASSBridge Rating and Analysis of Structural Systems (software)
BRASSBerkeley Reconfigurable Architectures, Systems and Software
BRASSBreathe, Relax, Aim, Slack, Squeeze (firearms training)
BRASSBasic Rapid Alarm Security System
BRASSBroadcast and Ship to Shore (maritime wireless telecommunications)
BRASSBreathe, Relax, Aim, Sight, Squeeze (marksmanship Training)
BRASSBeef Reporting, Analysis, and Status System
BRASSBankruptcy Remote Access Service System
BRASSBow River Authentic Singing Society (barbershop quartet)
BRASSBistatic Radar Sub-System
BRASSUS Term for Military Leaders
BRASSBase Resource Analysis Support System
BRASSBilling, Rating And Service System
BRASSBottom Reflected Acoustic Sonar System
References in classic literature ?
Well, sir, if there'd been a brass band to bust out some music, then, it would 'a' been just the perfectest thing I ever see, and Tom Sawyer he said the same.
The Golden Fortune, therefore, backed by towering woodlands, looked out to sea at one side, across to the breakwater headland on another, and on its land side commanded a complete view of the gay little haven, with its white houses built terrace on terrace upon its wooded slopes, connected by flights of zigzag steps, by which the apparently inaccessible shelves and platforms circulated their gay life down to the gay heart of the place,--the circular boulevard, exquisitely leafy and cool, where one found the great casino and the open-air theatre, the exquisite orchestra, into which only the mellowest brass and the subtlest strings were admitted, and the Cafe du Ciel, charmingly situated among the trees, where the boulevard became a bridge, for a moment, at the mouth of the river Sly.
When I reached the top I found the brass dome and the statue exactly as the pilot had described, but was too wearied with all I had gone through to do more than glance at them, and, flinging myself under the dome, was asleep in an instant.
And a red-bearded officer, whose voice of triple brass could plainly be heard, was commanding: "Shoot into 'em
The figure looked all the more terrible because it carried an enormous brass club on its shoulder.
Chain cables and stout ropes keep her bound to stone posts at the edge of a paved shore, and a berthing-master, with brass buttons on his coat, walks about like a weather-beaten and ruddy gaoler, casting jealous, watchful glances upon the moorings that fetter a ship lying passive and still and safe, as if lost in deep regrets of her days of liberty and danger on the sea.
One stately, powerful mastiff, who wore round his neck a brass collar, with “M.
But scarcely had this little piece of brass seen the light, than the poet appeared to have committed an imprudence, and made a movement to put it back again in his pocket.
She bade her acquaintance goodbye--for the respective carters had now come out from the inn--and the two waggons resumed their journey in opposite directions; the vehicle whereon sat Marian, Izz, and the ploughman's family with whom they had thrown in their lot, being brightly painted, and drawn by three powerful horses with shining brass ornaments on their harness; while the waggon on which Mrs Durbeyfield and her family rode was a creaking erection that would scarcely bear the weight of the superincumbent load; one which had known no paint since it was made, and drawn by two horses only.
In the first place then, some one may doubt whether the getting of money is the same thing as economy, or whether it is a part of it, or something subservient to it; and if so, whether it is as the art of making shuttles is to the art of weaving, or the art of making brass to that of statue founding, for they are not of the same service; for the one supplies the tools, the other the matter: by the matter I mean the subject out of which the work is finished, as wool for the cloth and brass for the statue.
Now the earthenware pot tried its best to keep aloof from the brass one, which cried out: "Fear nothing, friend, I will not strike you.
Some of you have the power of command, and in the composition of these he has mingled gold, wherefore also they have the greatest honour; others he has made of silver, to be auxillaries; others again who are to be husbandmen and craftsmen he has composed of brass and iron; and the species will generally be preserved in the children.