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- v. To gild; to cover with gold.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To gild.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To gild: as, “bride-laces begilt,” B. Jonson, King's Entertainment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
And then as regarded fashion, it might perhaps not be beyond the power of a Mrs Proudie to begild the word with a newly burnished gilding.
I dreamed, I know not what absurdities; suddenly a solemn swelling chorus of countless voices gently interrupted my slumbers -- the room was filled with light, and the sun on high was beginning to begild an irregular parallelogram in the wainscot, when I started up, and hastily drew on some clothes.
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