Definition of burnished brass in English:
A European moth that has green to gold wing patches with a metallic lustre.
- Genus Diachrisia, family Noctuidae: several species
- Metal and wood gleamed in the light: burnished brass on fixtures and valve and linkage rods, lamp-black iron pipes clustered around the recumbent bulk of the boiler, the reflective oiled surface of the milled-steel piston shafts.
- Old St Paul's Cathedral is painted white on the outside like an English parish church, and inside burnished brass plates remember secretaries of the choir, city councillors and vicars.
- The handrails are of burnished brass, and rest upon polished oak tracks, which, with the iron work, are painted with the utmost skill and elegance.
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