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  • I grab a pen and paper from the desk, sit down and scribble a couple of notes, flip the brass-mounted hourglass, stare at the trickling sand, scribble some more.

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  • A small brass-mounted powder-horn completed the equipment.

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  • “You are looking at the most savagerous son of a wildcat there ever was—the original iron-jawed, brass-mounted, copper-bellied King of the Wild Frontier!”

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  • A figure was leaning over the one above us, and as we pulled up a brass-mounted rope ladder came clattering down to us.

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  • They rose together and entered the huge, brass-mounted double doors of the Council chamber.

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  • Mrs. Bilkins, who was dusting the brass-mounted chronometer in the hall, stood transfixed, with arm uplifted.

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  • Vanity may be discovered as readily in singularity, however simple, as in the naked savage who struts about as proud as a peacock, with no covering but a gold-laced cocked hat on his head and a brass-mounted sword at his side.

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  • Seeing B---- 's jointed and brass-mounted fishing-pole, he took it for a theodolite, and supposed that we had been on a surveying expedition.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866

  • He almost quarrels with the young farmer about his corrugated glass lantern and his large, brilliant, one-paned lantern with the polished concave tin back, and his brass-mounted globe lantern: they have resplendent lanterns on the hills.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878

  • His camp-bedstead was wedged between two rather fine Georgian mahogany pedestals complete with brass-mounted urns, and it was evident that he kept his clothes neatly folded in and about a sideboard now too large for any private household.

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