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gold foil

sheets of gold slightly thicker than gold leaf.
Origin of gold foil
1275-1325; Middle English
Related forms
gold-foil, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for gold foil
  • Observed that high-speed particles bounce off a sheet of gold foil.
  • The various uses of gold foil date back many centuries, although its use today is diminishing.
  • The authentic checks are printed on light brown paper stock and have gold foil across the top.
  • For centuries, gold foil has been applied to various surfaces for ornamentation or utility.
British Dictionary definitions for gold foil

gold foil

thin gold sheet that is thicker than gold leaf
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