That’s the way with these people, ma’am; give ’cause a apron full of coals to-day, and they’ll come back for another, the day after to-morrow, as brazen as alabaster.’
Jostling with unemployed labourers of the lowest class, ballast-heavers, coal-whippers, brazen women, ragged children, and the raff and refuse of the river, he makes his way with difficulty along, assailed by offensive sights and smells from the narrow alleys which branch off on the right and left, and deafened by the clash of ponderous waggons that bear great piles of merchandise from the stacks of warehouses that rise from every corner.
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When I meet her eyes, brazen as a sailor fresh into port, she opens her mouth, as if to rip into me.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
Teachers try t heir best to keep them organized, but this is a high school; the organized lines of elementary school fire drills are long gone, having been replaced by the brazen hormonal zigzags of kids whose bodies are too big for their own good.