brass monkey

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Noun1.brass monkey - a metal stand that formerly held cannon balls on sailing ships
pedestal, stand, base - a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"
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IT'S brass monkey weather - even for the monkeys at Dudley Zoo.
BIKERS braved the cold weather for a Brass Monkey Run in the New Year in support of Rainbows.
IT'S a known fact that entries for popular road races are snapped up immediately they come on stream and last weekend's Brass Monkey Half-Marathon was certainly no exception.
The sign, left by a group of activists called The Brass Monkey Club, blasts the decision to bulldoze the park on Rhyl's West Parade to make way for an aquatic centre.
You don't want to be getting your kit off when it's brass monkey weather.
Dodge, a subsidiary of Chrysler, is planning to add two new appearance packages, Brass Monkey and Anodized Platinum, for its 2016 Dodge Durango range.
It was another cold day for the Brass Monkey Half Marathon, with the hire of a gritter ensuring the race went ahead without the icy conditions that prevailed the previous year.
Hundreds of hopefuls had already packed the city's Empire Theatre awaiting the judges, including a troupe of scantily-clad burlesque pole dancers called Brass Monkey from Liverpool.
Iron Man or brass monkey in this shot of Crosby beach taken on December 18, 2010
The last time Brass Monkey ran over hurdles he was sent off favourite for a 0-110 at Fakenham in January and travelled well until two out on soft ground.
DANIEL Jenkin of Durham saw off a 1,400-strong field to win yesterday's Brass Monkey Half Marathon at York Racecourse.
AND I thought 10 weeks in the frozen Minnesotan wilds for Fargo was bad enough, but last week's episode of A Cabbie Abroad (BBC Two) took brass monkey weather to nether-perishing extremes.