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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. 2017.
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  • On going home at night, Paccard tippled the liquid gold poured into small glasses out of a pot-bellied stone jar from Danzig.

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

  • He has heard a noise, he raises his head; do not the drops that fall from his mouth look like liquid gold?

    Wood Rangers Mayne Reid
  • Wines whose value could not be paid, if you exchanged them, bottle for bottle, with liquid gold—palatable!

    Luxury-Gluttony: Eugne Sue
  • At sunset the burning day melted and flowed away, down the western sky, in a flood of liquid gold.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • The trees that overhung the water seemed tinged with vermilion, and the rippling wave sparkled like liquid gold.

    The Young Voyageurs Mayne Reid
  • 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

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