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English definition of “brass rubbing”

brass rubbing

noun [C or U]    
the activity of putting a sheet of paper on top of a brass in a church, and rubbing it with a special pencil to make a picture, or a picture that is made in this wayMiscellaneous pastimes and their participants
(Definition of brass rubbing noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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