from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Gold rolled or beaten into sheets somewhat thicker than gold leaf.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. thin sheets of gold, as used by dentists and others. See Gold leaf.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. foil made of gold


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  • A very welcome, one-inch-square packet sealed in bright gold foil that sparkled between Kristineā€™s thumb and forefinger.

    In His Own Defense

  • The room was as full of furniture as it was of people and it was only after his third glass of jenever that Grijpstra could accept its wallpaper, gold foil printed with roses the size of cauliflowers.

    Death of a Hawker


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