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silver leaf

silver in the form of very thin foil.
Origin of silver leaf
1720-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The silver-leaf tree in the front yard dripped, and the overflowing gutters gurgled and splashed.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The silver-leaf trees dripped, the hedges were shining with moisture.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Through a break in the silver-leaf poplars he saw a great circus wagon crossing his line of vision an eighth of a mile away.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • silver-leaf oxidises and turns black; platinum (a good substitute) costs about 2s.

  • Then, as now, the roses climbed upon their lattices and the silver-leaf poplars and elms and mulberry trees waved above them.

    Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • silver-leaf is prepared in a similar manner to gold-leaf; unfortunately, however, it quickly turns black when exposed to the air.

  • Peep O'Day opened the front gate and came up the gravelled walk between the twin rows of silver-leaf poplars.

    From Place to Place Irvin S. Cobb
  • The Major christened his new home "silver-leaf Hall," because of two great "silver-leaf" trees that stood by the front door.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The best substitute for silver-leaf is undoubtedly platinum, although it is very expensive.

  • Augustus did the marketing for "silver-leaf Hall," and had evidently been promoted to the position of housekeeper.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln

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