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 for brass foil
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brass \Brass\, n.; pl. Brasses. [OE. bras, bres, AS. br[ae]s;
     akin to Icel. bras cement, solder, brasa to harden by fire,
     and to E. braze, brazen. Cf. 1st & 2d Braze.]
     1. An alloy (usually yellow) of copper and zinc, in variable
        proportion, but often containing two parts of copper to
        one part of zinc. It sometimes contains tin, and rarely
        other metals.
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     2. (Mach.) A journal bearing, so called because frequently
        made of brass. A brass is often lined with a softer metal,
        when the latter is generally called a white metal lining.
        See Axle box, Journal Box, and Bearing.
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     3. Coin made of copper, brass, or bronze. [Obs.]
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              Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your
              purses, nor scrip for your journey.   --Matt. x. 9.
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     4. Impudence; a brazen face. [Colloq.]
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     5. pl. Utensils, ornaments, or other articles of brass.
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              The very scullion who cleans the brasses.
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     6. A brass plate engraved with a figure or device.
        Specifically, one used as a memorial to the dead, and
        generally having the portrait, coat of arms, etc.
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     7. pl. (Mining) Lumps of pyrites or sulphuret of iron, the
        color of which is near to that of brass.
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     Note: The word brass as used in Sculpture language is a
           translation for copper or some kind of bronze.
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     Note: Brass is often used adjectively or in self-explaining
           compounds; as, brass button, brass kettle, brass
           founder, brass foundry or brassfoundry.
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     Brass band (Mus.), a band of musicians who play upon wind
        instruments made of brass, as trumpets, cornets, etc.
     Brass foil, Brass leaf, brass made into very thin sheets;
        -- called also Dutch gold.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dutch \Dutch\, a. [D. duitsch German; or G. deutsch, orig.,
     popular, national, OD. dietsc, MHG. diutsch, tiutsch, OHG.
     diutisk, fr. diot, diota, a people, a nation; akin to AS.
     pe['o]d, OS. thiod, thioda, Goth. piuda; cf. Lith. tauta
     land, OIr. tuath people, Oscan touto. The English have
     applied the name especially to the Germanic people living
     nearest them, the Hollanders. Cf. Derrick, Teutonic.]
     Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants.
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     Dutch auction. See under Auction.
     Dutch cheese, a small, pound, hard cheese, made from skim
     Dutch clinker, a kind of brick made in Holland. It is
        yellowish, very hard, and long and narrow in shape.
     Dutch clover (Bot.), common white clover ({Trifolium
        repens), the seed of which was largely imported into
        England from Holland.
     Dutch concert, a so-called concert in which all the singers
        sing at the same time different songs. [Slang]
     Dutch courage, the courage of partial intoxication. [Slang]
     Dutch door, a door divided into two parts, horizontally, so
        arranged that the lower part can be shut and fastened,
        while the upper part remains open.
     Dutch foil, Dutch leaf, or Dutch gold, a kind of brass
        rich in copper, rolled or beaten into thin sheets, used in
        Holland to ornament toys and paper; -- called also Dutch
        mineral, Dutch metal, brass foil, and bronze leaf.
     Dutch liquid (Chem.), a thin, colorless, volatile liquid,
        C2H4Cl2, of a sweetish taste and a pleasant ethereal
        odor, produced by the union of chlorine and ethylene or
        olefiant gas; -- called also Dutch oil. It is so called
        because discovered (in 1795) by an association of four
        Hollandish chemists. See Ethylene, and Olefiant.
     Dutch oven, a tin screen for baking before an open fire or
        kitchen range; also, in the United States, a shallow iron
        kettle for baking, with a cover to hold burning coals.
     Dutch pink, chalk, or whiting dyed yellow, and used in
        distemper, and for paper staining. etc. --Weale.
     Dutch rush (Bot.), a species of horsetail rush or
        Equisetum+({Equisetum+hyemale">Equisetum ({Equisetum hyemale) having a rough,
        siliceous surface, and used for scouring and polishing; --
        called also scouring rush, and shave grass. See
     Dutch tile, a glazed and painted ornamental tile, formerly
        much exported, and used in the jambs of chimneys and the
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     Note: Dutch was formerly used for German.
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                 Germany is slandered to have sent none to this
                 war [the Crusades] at this first voyage; and that
                 other pilgrims, passing through that country,
                 were mocked by the Dutch, and called fools for
                 their pains.                       --Fuller.
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