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  • n. a fabric woven wholly or partially of threads of gold.


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  • Cloth of gold is a fabric woven with a gold-wrapped or spun weft - referred to as "a spirally spun gold strip". In most cases, the core yarn is silk wrapped with a band or strip of high content gold filĂ©. In rarer instances, fine linen and wool have been used as the core.

    January 25, 2008