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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • That is just as a dentist jams one little bit of gold-foil home, and then another, and then another.

    How To Do It Edward Everett Hale
  • A small palm tree was set in the midst of the arena,—the trunk bronze, the leaves one sheen of gold-foil.

    God Wills It! William Stearns Davis
  • There were casks of spirits and rows of bottles with gold-foil round their necks.

    The Exiles of Faloo Barry Pain
  • Cutting this, he found still a third covering of a finely pounded metal looking like gold-foil.

    The Web of the Golden Spider Frederick Orin Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for gold-foil

gold foil

thin gold sheet that is thicker than gold leaf
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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