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old gold

a color ranging in hue from medium yellow to light olive brown.
Origin of old gold
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Fred found the old gold hunter in his garden, pulling weeds from an onion patch.

    The Young Treasure Hunter Frank V. Webster
  • The entire place, indeed, was corroded, tinged with the hue of old gold.

  • Before the plumage of white, black and old gold had been marred I drove the cat away and picked up the little dead king.

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

    The Golden Age Kenneth Grahame
  • "Mr. Blair," said Thomas; and the old gold portire hangings are again closed, and they are alone.

    A Romance of Toronto Annie Gregg Savigny
  • The saleswoman led them to a small room furnished in old gold and blue.

    Sisters Grace May North
  • She had been waiting for him, and was dressed in a gown of old gold with yellow roses at her throat and in her hair.

    The Silver Poppy Arthur Stringer
  • There was the gleam of old gold and the brilliant sparkle and flash of fire.

    The Secret of Casa Grande Helen Randolph
  • And that crown of old gold and rose stands over Brooklyn, I know, and the lower bay.

    The Silver Poppy Arthur Stringer
  • Ben stoutly stood for the "ox-blood" and she for the "old gold."

    Money Magic Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for old gold

old gold

  1. a dark yellow colour, sometimes with a brownish tinge
  2. (as adjective): an old-gold carpet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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