from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Encompassed with gold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bound or encompassed with gold.


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  • She knew that it was time for a few of the monks to leave their home so that they could go out into the world—across the forbidden border of Delaware—to collect those sculptures and gold-bound manuscripts that had recently been stolen by gangsters.

    Agent Q, or The Smell Of Danger!

  • Whether flipping through instructional books on grid systems by Kimberly Elam, drooling over awe of a beautiful, gold-bound book on Robert Brownjohn, educating myself on Mies van der Rohe, or feasting on the eye candy of Mike Perry's hand-drawn type, I have to admit that I was and still am a huge fangirl of my former workplace.

    Aileen Kwun: Learning to read between the lines

  • It contained 300,000 Kasr (palaces) each with a thousand pillars of gold-bound jasper, etc. (whence its title).

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • We are told that a gold-bound copy of the document will go into orbit with a Russian rocket taking off from Kazakhstan in April.

    To boldly recycle…

  • We are not sure whether that is "gold-bound" or "gold plated", but perhaps the latter only applied to the British version.

    To boldly recycle…

  • A glance back, before the heavy, gold-bound teak door was closed, showed him Xaltotun leaning back in his throne-like chair, his arms folded, while a thin wisp of smoke curled up from the brazier.

    The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • He glanced back at the cryptic, gold-bound door, shuddering at what it hid.

    The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • But for it the men before the gold-bound door were the only evidence of life, tiny figures on a green jade gallery poised on the dizzy height, with that fantastic pile of stone towering above them.

    The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • Tariq slung aside his gold-bound kaffiyeh, luxuriant black hair tousled above his hard, bronzed, dusty features.

    The Arabian Mistress

  • Racing down the wide passageway lined with granite recesses in the walls to each side, each holding a delicate object of one kind or another, Jennsen burst through double gold-bound doors into an enormous chamber.

    The Pillars of Creation


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