brass-rubbing

[ bras-ruhb-ing, brahs- ]
/ ˈbræsˌrʌb ɪŋ, ˈbrɑs- /

noun

an antiquarian's technique for copying designs from incised brass memorial slabs and the like.
a copy made by brass-rubbing.Compare rubbing (def. 2).

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Origin of brass-rubbing

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for brass-rubbing

brass rubbing

noun

the taking of an impression of an engraved brass tablet or plaque by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing the paper with graphite, heelball, or chalk
an impression made in this way
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