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old gold

a color ranging in hue from medium yellow to light olive brown.
Origin of old gold
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • She wrapped herself in her old-gold silk blanket, and turned to watch the sea.

    A Singular Life Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  • The diagonals and transverse arches are colored in old-gold.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • The “parlor” is provided with a complete set of neat, old-gold satin furniture, puffed at its angles with peacock-colored plush.

    Worldly Ways and Byways Eliot Gregory
  • There were two rockers, besides one easy-chair, covered with old-gold plush—also an extravagance.

    The Shoulders of Atlas Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The sun-tanned farmer father wore a suit of old-gold embossed velvet and a purple scarf was wound about his waist.

    The Fortunate Isles Mary Stuart Boyd
  • The groundwork was purple, covered all over with conventional palm-leaf in old-gold color; the lining was red.

    Hawthorne and His Circle Julian Hawthorne
  • Santa Sophia has nine gates leading to it from a great corridor or outer hall, lined with marble and roofed with old-gold mosaic.

    The Near East Robert Hichens
  • The wonderful pale-gold of her complexion was in marked contrast to the old-gold complexion of the women of Atvatabar.

    The Goddess of Atvatabar William R. Bradshaw
  • They present a most delightful combination of color in their old-gold centers, violet rays, and rather pale foliage.

  • That fellow is gorgeous with his seal-brown coat and old-gold vest; he is certainly a swell fish.

British Dictionary definitions for old-gold

old gold

  1. a dark yellow colour, sometimes with a brownish tinge
  2. (as adjective): an old-gold carpet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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