brass buttons


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Noun1.brass buttons - South African herb with golden-yellow globose flower heads; naturalized in moist areas along coast of California; cultivated as an ornamental
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
Cotula, genus Cotula - cosmopolitan herbs especially southern hemisphere; many used as ground covers
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It was a blue jacket with brass buttons, quite new.
The hurt which the big brass buttons of his new gray uniform pressed into the tender flesh of her bosom has never left it.
An old man with a gray whisker under the chin and brass buttons on his pilot-cloth jacket, hurried up along the quay hailing my ship by name.
Soapy stood still, with his hands in his pockets, and smiled at the sight of brass buttons.
He was clothed with tatters of old ship's canvas and old sea-cloth, and this extraordinary patchwork was all held together by a system of the most various and incongruous fastenings, brass buttons, bits of stick, and loops of tarry gaskin.
Yes, I think it rather pretty,' said the beadle, glancing proudly downwards at the large brass buttons which embellished his coat.
Clad in a tight suit of corduroy, spangled with brass buttons of a very considerable size, he at first stood at the door astounded and uncertain; but by degrees, the impression that his mother must have suffered some personal damage pervaded his partially developed mind, and considering Mr.
Major Hartmann wore a coat of sky-blue, with large brass buttons, a club wig, and boots; and Mr.
It consisted of a brown body-coat with a great many brass buttons up the front and only one behind, a bright check neckerchief, a plaid waistcoat, soiled white trousers, and a very limp hat, worn with the wrong side foremost, to hide a hole in the brim.
See Appendix A] appeared at the door in a spick-and-span new blue cloth uniform, decorated with shining brass buttons, and with bands of gold lace around his cap and wristbands; and he wore white gloves, too.
That was a house to look at; and there lived an old man, who wore plush breeches; and he had a coat with large brass buttons, and a wig that one could see was a real wig.
But, from his present point of view, there was a halo of happiness about each of their heads, and he would have sacrificed all the brass buttons on the continent to have been enabled to return to them.