Definition of brass rubbing in English:

brass rubbing

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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1The action of rubbing heelball or chalk over paper laid on an engraved brass to reproduce its design.
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    • Also supporting the event was the Greenwich Heritage Centre, which gave children the chance to take part in brass rubbing, quizzes, colouring sheets and word searches.
    • Events at the Stone Jetty will include making jigsaws, brass rubbing and bird watching - weather permitting, of course.
    • Starting at 10 am, there will be tours of the church, brass rubbing, exhibitions and bell ringing.
  • 1.1 [count noun] An image created by brass rubbing.
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    • Students of all ages create brilliant brass rubbings to take home, while immersing themselves in the art and culture of the 14th and 15th centuries.
    • ‘We will be taking detailed brass rubbings and photographs and getting as much information as we can so it can all be referenced later,’ he said.
    • The day spent here was one which seemed to pass in half an hour, even for Bea, who once had to spend six months in Venice doing brass rubbings.

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