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brass rubbing

Syllabification: brass rub·bing

Definition of brass rubbing in English:

noun

1The action of rubbing crayon or chalk over paper laid on an engraved brass to reproduce its design.
Example sentences
  • 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.
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Example sentences
  • 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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