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1893, in the meaning defined above
from the gold braid worn on the cap
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“Brass hat.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brass%20hat. Accessed 12 December 2019.
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