brass rubbing

UK / US noun
Word forms "brass rubbing":
singular brass rubbing plural brass rubbings art
a) [uncountable] the activity of making a picture by putting a piece of paper over a brass in a church and rubbing something such as a pencil over it
b) [countable] a picture that someone has made in this way

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  • brass rubbing — noun 1. The process of copying the design on a church memorial brass, etc onto paper by laying the paper over the brass and rubbing it with coloured wax, chalk, etc 2. The copy so obtained • • • Main Entry: ↑brass * * * ˈbrass rubbing [brass… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brass rubbing — was originally a largely British mania for reproducing onto paper Monumental brasses commemorative brass plaques found in churches, usually originally on the floor, from between the 13th and 16th centuries. The concept of recording textures of… …   Wikipedia

  • brass rubbing — brass rubbings N COUNT A brass rubbing is a picture made by placing a piece of paper over a brass plate that has writing or a picture on it, and rubbing it with a wax crayon …   English dictionary

  • brass rubbing — brass ,rubbing noun uncount the activity of making a picture by putting a piece of paper over a BRASS in a church and rubbing something such as a pencil over it a. count a picture that someone has made in this way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • brass rubbing — ► NOUN ▪ reproduction of the design on an engraved brass by rubbing heelball or chalk over paper laid on it …   English terms dictionary

  • Brass Rubbing — Brass Rub|bing [ rʌbiŋ] das; [s] <aus engl. brass rubbing »Kopie einer Messingtafel«, eigtl. »das Abreiben«> Verfahren, gravierte Messingplatten mithilfe eines Druckverfahrens abzubilden …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Brass rubbing — Abreibung eines Stempels im Rahmen der Einbandforschung Das brass rubbing ist eine grafische Abbildungstechnik, bei der wie bei einem Abklatsch das Oberflächenrelief eines Gegenstandes durch Abreiben, meist mit Kreide oder Bleistift, auf ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • brass-rubbing — /bras rub ing, brahs /, n. 1. an antiquarian s technique for copying designs from incised brass memorial slabs and the like. 2. a copy made by brass rubbing. Cf. rubbing (def. 2). [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • brass-rubbing — /bras rub ing, brahs /, n. 1. an antiquarian s technique for copying designs from incised brass memorial slabs and the like. 2. a copy made by brass rubbing. Cf. rubbing (def. 2). [1885 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • brass rubbing — noun the action of rubbing heelball or chalk over paper laid on an engraved brass to reproduce its design …   English new terms dictionary

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