This species of gilding is applied to woodwork, plaster, metal, &c.
We rake the grass, and then, gilding refined gold, we sweep it.
For gilding over a whole surface, as for instance an aureole round the head of a saint, the following is the best method.
But a dab of varnish, a touch of gilding here and there, was all that was necessary.
John Broom preferred flowers even to china cups with gilding on them.
He supported many monks, he gave largely to the gilding of the pagoda.
Giovanni e Paolo has no marble or gilding, but is full of monuments of Doges and generals.
All the Burmese royal residencies were and are still covered with gilding.
For this he was gilded all over, and this gilding suited him and his family very well.
As this seemed a waste of labour, I decided to try the effect of gilding.
"action of gilding," mid-15c.; "golden surface produced by gilding," 1630s; verbal noun from gild (v.).