Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art or process of beating out gold into gold-leaf.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The art or process of reducing gold to extremely thin leaves, by beating with a hammer.

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Examples

  • Experiments made in gold-beating, show that ten thousand of those leaves occupy a space no thicker than a millimetre.

    Part III, Chapter VI of "Uranie"

  • After being beaten in the manner I have described, the material soon becomes blended in one mass, which, moistened occasionally with water, is at intervals hammered out, by a kind of gold-beating process, to any degree of thinness required.

    Typee

  • After being beaten in the manner I have described, the material soon becomes blended in one mass, which, moistened occasionally with water, is at intervals hammered out, by a kind of gold-beating process, to any degree of thinness required.

    Typee; a real romance of the South Seas

  • After being beaten in the manner I have described, the material soon becomes blended in one mass, which, moistened occasionally with water, is at intervals hammered out, by a kind of gold-beating process, to any degree of thinness required.

    Narrative of a four months' residence among the natives of a valley of the Marquesas Islands, or, A peep at Polynesian life

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