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 Brank.Brass. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Brasenose (Oxford).
 
Over the gate is a brass nose, the arms of the college; but the word is a corruption of brasenhuis, a brasserie or brewhouse. (Latin, brasin’ium.)   1
 


 Brank.Brass. 

 
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