Definitions

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  • n. Work done using gold metal, as in embroidery.

Etymologies

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gold +‎ work

Examples

  • From the ancient, knotted, cloth; from the ceramics, and the goldwork; and from the desiccated thing that had once been a princess.

    ATACAMA • by Brian Dolton

  • After all, the worst that can happen is that I have to do goldwork for the rest of my life to use all the thread!

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • I have used the medium size for my goldwork embroidery trials, and it works absolutely wonderful for that as well.

    Hand-made needles

  • I'm thinking of more accessories and tools for goldwork and embroidery - so if you have any suggestions or wishes, let me know, and maybe I'll be inspired to include it.

    Things happening

  • Most medieval gold threads called passing in modern goldwork embroidery terms consist of a thread as core, and a very thin, narrow strip of metal is wound in a tight spiral around that core.

    Here. Have some Goldwork.

  • Pheres, their driver, was shouting when I saw him. goading on his goodly steeds, with their bits of chased goldwork; whereof the centre pair, that bore the yoke, had dappled coats picked out with white, while the trace-horses, on the outside, facing the turning-post in the course, were bays with spotted fetlocks.

    Iphigenia at Aulis

  • The second floor has some fascinating displays of goldwork that came out of some of the Monte Alban tombs.

    Seasons Of My Heart?

  • The goldwork and the carvings are extremely ornate, without any of the grace of, say, the Italian Renaissance.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Lower jaw shows goldwork, right lower lateral incisor and also goldwork on the canines.

    May 2005: Nick Tosches on Arnold Rothstein

  • In the 1990s, the Taliban unsuccessfully tried to force bank employees to open the vault, and the important collection of ancient goldwork was spared from a regime notorious for its destruction of Afghanistan's pre-Islamic heritage.

    Tilya Tepe Triumph

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