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liquid gold

a suspension of finely divided gold in a vegetable oil, used chiefly for gilding ceramic ware.
Origin of liquid gold
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And seizing her in his strong paws he plunged her into the liquid gold.

  • Why, he's sitting on a liquid gold mine that's aching to run.

    The Belted Seas Arthur Colton
  • The liquid gold of Andalusian wines shone in little glasses.

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • Within their areas of glow the air teemed with atoms of liquid gold.

    Red Masquerade Louis Joseph Vance
  • He had forgotten the gold of the sunset, the liquid gold of the river.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens
  • The sun sinks to its rest, a ball of liquid gold, and a weird, mysterious gleam spreads over the whole country.

  • The trees were bright with their rapidly turning Joseph's coat of foliage, and the sunlight streamed like liquid gold.

    The Heart of Arethusa

    Francis Barton Fox
  • As the sun rose, the sea stretched sudden into the arch of the west, a great expanse of liquid gold.

    The Hill of Venus Nathan Gallizier
  • In a moment the extreme points of the summit began to glow with purple like liquid gold.

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