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brassy (BRAS-ee) adjective
1. Made of or resembling brass.
2. Resembling the sound of brass instruments.
3. Brazen; bold; impudent.
4. Showy; pretentious.
[From brass, from Middle English bras, from Old English bræs.]
"There was a shot of a muscular, tanned young man playing paddle-ball at
the beach. A blaring radio commercial would be heard in the background
while one of the sisters was preparing lunch in her apartment. With only
a couple of strokes, this depiction of brassy, confident Israel, always
in a hurry to live, made the sisters' lives - slow and sad, with death
behind them and death in front of them - that much more vivid."
"According to Kewalram Sital, a Hong Kong businessman who makes a hobby of
tracking the whereabouts of his countrymen, there are even 4,000 Sindhis -
the most nomadic of Indian communities and its brassiest businessmen - in
the Canary Islands off the northern cost of Africa."
This week's theme: metallic words used as metaphors.
It's difficult to wake one who is only pretending to be asleep. -Tagalog saying
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