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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A coating of gold or of something that looks like gold.

Usage examples (35)
  • This final act of generosity is what she calls gilding the lily.
  • The phrase gilding the lily comes to mind but it's more like drenching- in pure picante goodness!
  • They are electro-gilt -- that is, the gilding is fixed on them by means of a bath through which an electric current passes.
  • The "gilding" was in truth the trace of a spell so old that no one could say what folk had first cast it. for more
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