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gold braid

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gold braid

noun phrase

Naval officers, esp high-ranking ones: It is evident that the gold braid doesn't think enough of the order (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • Won't the Count look handsome with lace ruffles and gold braid all over his chest and coat-tails, and a cocked hat.

    John Marvel, Assistant Thomas Nelson Page
  • His martial bosom, with its gold braid, was rising and falling peacefully.

    Long Live the King Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Her doublet was of the same purple velvet as her hat, trimmed in lace and gold braid.

  • He wore a red fez with a feather in it, and a red tunic tied with gold braid.

    Marjorie's Busy Days Carolyn Wells
  • "Well, you can swell around in gold braid now and catch your heiress," observed Captain Wass to his mate.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • Scarlet cloth and gold braid, and the hussar fur all over it.

    Young Hilda at the Wars Arthur Gleason
  • The widower wore a costume resplendent with spangles and gold braid.

  • Besides, we won't be trailing along with all the gold braid.

    Dave Dawson at Truk Robert Sydney Bowen
  • "And this also," she adds, handin' Yohness a military cap with a lot of gold braid on it.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • Came a general with gold braid on his shoulder, and a pleasant smile.

    The Amazing Interlude Mary Roberts Rinehart

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