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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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  • 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

  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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