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brass-bound Syllabification: brass-bound

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of brass-bound in English:


1Trimmed or banded with brass fittings.
Example sentences
  • Stardust will be coming out soon in a mass market paperback edition, with a cover that is meant to look like an old brass-bound diary.
  • He owned a beautiful old brass-bound one which had belonged to his grandfather.
  • Around the year 1350, a poor Parisian scrivener spent two florins on a strange but beautiful brass-bound book filled with curious diagrams.
1.1(Of a person) adhering inflexibly to tradition or belief.
1.2(Of a person) brazen or impudent.
Example sentences
  • What gets up our noses is the brass-bound arrogance and hubris of the pirates who now run your system.
  • Nature also teaches us that Clark's brass-bound dream is starting to come true.
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