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Recent Examples on the Web Another resident, Kristina Lynn Gambrell, was later arrested on multiple warrants and was found to be in possession of brass knuckles, police said. Leada Gore |, al, "Woman arrested on drug charges, another found with brass knuckles, house condemned," 29 Jan. 2020 As bailiffs began to handcuff him, Murphy lost control and attacked three bailiffs, swinging, shoving and punching bailiffs with his fists, and using part of the handcuff like a brass knuckle. Elizabeth Zavala,, "Defendant who tried to take gun from bailiff in holding cell is sentenced in San Antonio," 17 Jan. 2020 Someone took several bags full of knives, brass knuckles, ammunition, computer equipment, hard drives and other items from Solomon’s home in Cleveland home, according to a police report. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "Cleveland cop accused of urinating on girl at bus stop pleads guilty," 16 Dec. 2019 He was arrested in August on a charge of being in possession of brass knuckles, but that charge was later dismissed, according to court records. Carol Robinson |, al, "Lowndes County Sheriff ‘Big John’ Williams shot and killed; 18-year-old suspect on the run," 24 Nov. 2019 Police found brass knuckles on him, according to the report. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A moped driver blew several stop signs and led officers on a wrong-way chase in Oak Creek, police say," 7 Nov. 2019 While searching the vehicle, the officer found brass knuckles and a folding knife. John Benson, cleveland, "Cleveland driver arrested after fleeing officers: Parma Heights Police Blotter," 2 Oct. 2019 No firearm was on the 40-year-old at the time, but police did reportedly find a folding knife and brass knuckles. Sarah Horner, Twin Cities, "Felony charge for St. Paul college student who made Facebook threat on first school day," 29 Aug. 2019 He was found in possession of several knives, brass knuckles, marijuana and crystal meth., "Man makes way onto school grounds with weapons, drugs: South Euclid Police Blotter," 29 Aug. 2019

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Brass knuckles.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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