serpent of brass

koperen slang (amulet voor genezen van zieken)

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  • serpent of brass — form of a snake that Moses used for healing the sick …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Serpent (symbolism) — Serpent is a word of Latin origin (from serpens, serpentis something that creeps, snake ) that is commonly used in a specifically mythic or religious context, signifying a snake that is to be regarded not as a mundane natural phenomenon nor as an …   Wikipedia

  • Serpent (instrument) — An illustration of a Serpent. A serpent is a bass wind instrument, descended from the cornett, and a distant ancestor of the tuba, with a mouthpiece like a brass instrument but side holes like a woodwind. It is usually a long cone bent into a… …   Wikipedia

  • Brass —    Which is an alloy of copper and zinc, was not known till the thirteenth century. What is designated by this word in Scripture is properly copper (Deut. 8:9). It was used for fetters (Judg. 16:21; 2 Kings 25:7), for pieces of armour (1 Sam.… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Serpent — is a synonym for snake.Serpent can also mean: * Serpent (symbolism), the name given to a snake in a religious or mythological context * Serpent (band), a heavy metal band * Serpent (instrument), a member of the brass family * Serpent… …   Wikipedia

  • Brass instrument — A brass instrument is a musical instrument whose tone is produced by vibration of the lips as the player blows into a tubular resonator. They are also called labrosones , literally meaning lip vibrated instruments (Baines, 1993).There are two… …   Wikipedia

  • Brass-Musik — Die Brass Band ist eine Blasmusikformation, die sich in Großbritannien ab etwa 1830 entwickelte und in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten auch in Kontinentaleuropa, vor allem in der Schweiz und in den Benelux Ländern, etablieren konnte. In Deutschland… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Serpent (Bible) — Adam, Eve, and the (female) Serpent at the entrance to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Medieval Christian art often depicted the Edenic Serpent as a woman, thus both emphasizing the Serpent s seductiveness as well as its relationship to Eve.… …   Wikipedia

  • Brass Band — Die Brass Band ist eine Blasmusikformation, die sich in Großbritannien ab etwa 1830 entwickelte und in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten auch in Kontinentaleuropa, vor allem in der Schweiz und in den Benelux Ländern, etablieren konnte. In Deutschland… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Serpent Column — The Serpent Column. The Obelisk of Theodosius is seen in the background …   Wikipedia

  • brass instrument — a musical wind instrument of brass or other metal with a cup shaped mouthpiece, as the trombone, tuba, French horn, trumpet, or cornet. Also called brass wind. [1850 55] * * * Musical wind instrument, usually made of brass or other metal, in… …   Universalium

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