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gold leaf

gold in the form of very thin foil, as for gilding.
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gold-leaf, adjective Unabridged
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  • We also went to a store that makes all kinds of stuff using gold leaf.
  • He has put gold leaf on walls, and ceilings, and even statues of winged horses.
  • Brilliantly written and beautifully produced and printed, with dark cover and gold leaf.
  • Maybe nothing will change as a result, and they'll comfort themselves by drying their tears with gold leaf.
  • He had a mausoleum built of white marble and decorated with gold leaf.
  • gold leaf paper scratched with an unreadable message.
  • Make your car's roof shine with a lustrous coating of gold leaf or platinum.
  • Resembling a leather-bound holy text with gold leaf gilding, the book's design adds to its gravitas.
  • Pure gold leaf covers the top two floors of the three-story building.
  • Plasterers are forming little flowers by hand, and gilders are busy applying gold leaf.
British Dictionary definitions for gold leaf

gold leaf

very thin gold sheet with a thickness usually between 0.076 and 0.127 micrometre, produced by rolling or hammering gold and used for gilding woodwork, etc
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