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old gold

noun
1.
a color ranging in hue from medium yellow to light olive brown.
Origin of old gold
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80
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Examples from the Web for old gold
Historical Examples
  • The entire place, indeed, was corroded, tinged with the hue of old gold.

  • The year was in its yellowing time, and the face of Nature a study in old gold.

    The Golden Age Kenneth Grahame
  • The saleswoman led them to a small room furnished in old gold and blue.

    Sisters Grace May North
  • There was the gleam of old gold and the brilliant sparkle and flash of fire.

    The Secret of Casa Grande Helen Randolph
  • Here he was at home for the proprietor was an old gold Range friend.

    Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser
  • Ben stoutly stood for the "ox-blood" and she for the "old gold."

    Money Magic Hamlin Garland
  • It was a little seal, belonging to his mother, set in old gold.

    Fairfax and His Pride Marie Van Vorst
  • Maybe we can catch some goldfish down there and sell them for old gold.

    Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • It was a pretty bit of old gold that complimented the creamy skin.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • The old gold and silver plate in cupboard and chest, where was that?

    Stories from Hans Andersen Hans Christian Andersen
British Dictionary definitions for old gold

old gold

noun
1.
  1. a dark yellow colour, sometimes with a brownish tinge
  2. (as adjective): an old-gold carpet
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