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  • Then she burns the tiger, along with some "hell" currency -- paper with goldleaf pasted to it -- to bribe the evil spirits to go away.

    Beating Bad Luck

  • Then she burns the tiger, along with some "hell" currency — paper with goldleaf pasted to it — to bribe the evil spirits to go away.

    Beating Bad Luck

  • When the sign was acquired, it had plastic lenses in place of the original glass lenses, which would have had goldleaf and/or painted "eyes."

    Boing Boing: February 27, 2005 - March 5, 2005 Archives

  • The morning sunlight slanted up the maidan and struck, yellow as goldleaf, against the white face of the bungalow.

    Burmese Days

  • Just under the surface, the thick lip of a pottery jar decorated with intricate, bright goldleaf markings caught the torchlight again, its crescent shape unmistakable.

    Song of Time

  • The crowd, a rainbow of men in pajamas and cloaks, women in Neo-Cretan dresses and goldleaf hats.

    The Unicorn Trade

  • That alone told me it couldn't be our father even before I read the small metal plate fastened to the bottom of the goldleaf frame.

    Flowers In The Attic

  • Flandry received a goldleaf-tipped cigaret from Persis 'own fingers.

    Ensign Flandry

  • The manner in which these operations are performed being now well enough understood, let us for a moment examine the motions of the fabrics to be cut and dotted -- the first being velvet or any other material, even metal (goldleaf, for example), and the second, the tulle.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 303, October 22, 1881

  • Three weeks ago I made this instrument, and ever since then, at regular intervals, there have been rhythmic flutterings of the goldleaf, regular repetitions, as if it were knocking at the door of earth from the eternal silences.

    The Flutter of the Goldleaf; and Other Plays

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