gold foil

noun
sheets of gold slightly thicker than gold leaf.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English

gold-foil, adjective
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gold foil
 
n
thin gold sheet that is thicker than gold leaf

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Example sentences
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.
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