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brass buttons

n. South African herb with golden-yellow globose flower heads; naturalized in moist areas along coast of California; cultivated as an ornamental [syn: Cotula coronopifolia]

Brass buttons

Brass buttons may refer to:

  • A Yorkshire idiom, meaning someone has no money, i.e. "And pay with what? Brass buttons"?
  • Cotula coronopifolia, a small marsh flower
  • A Brass Button, a 1911 American film
  • Brass Buttons (1919 film), a 1919 American comedy film directed by Henry King

Usage examples of "brass buttons".

He still wore his old army boots, gray trousers and tunic with CSA brass buttons, but Magpie Maggie Hag had found for him somewhere a cocked hat, and stuck in it a huge plume that made him look as dandified as the notorious fops Stuart and Custer.

Bright brass buttons, each decorated with the raised image of a lion passant, the familiar cadence mark from English heraldry.

I didn't want her to see me in my bow tie and my corduroy suit with the little brass buttons.

It was only a mild jolt of EMS, that didnt even heat the brass buttons on my fancy suit, but it put my tub into a tumble and blew every soft circuit aboard.

He was wearing, Gini saw, the same clothes as before: dark knife-edge-crease trousers, a black blazer with brass buttons.

Lestan and Maurice stood behind the bed, looking on with vaguely bored expressions, the light glimmering on their brass buttons, flames licking at the edges of their flared coats.

As he shrugged into it, the brass buttons sparkled and Garry's eyes narrowed, Damn you, sir, your insolence is insupportable.

She was wearing a double-breasted scarlet coat with brass buttons, gray flannel slacks, pigskin clog sandals, and no stockings.