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gold foil

sheets of gold slightly thicker than gold leaf.
Origin of gold foil
Middle English word dating back to 1275-1325
Related forms
gold-foil, adjective Unabridged
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  • The bottles in which Vino Regalis was sold had yards of gold foil wrapped round their necks.

    The Island Mystery George A. Birmingham
  • This tomb contained also a string of beads, barrel beads of lapis lazuli, carnelian and gold foil, and small discs of gold.

    El Kab J.E. Quibell
  • A slip of zinc foil was folded round a narrow plate made of gold foil, and introduced into the solution.

    The Action of Medicines in the System Frederick William Headland
British Dictionary definitions for gold foil

gold foil

thin gold sheet that is thicker than gold leaf
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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