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overgild

[oh-ver-gild] /ˌoʊ vərˈgɪld/
verb (used with object), overgilded or overgilt, overgilding.
1.
to cover with gilding.
2.
to tint with a golden color:
morning sunlight that overgilds the rooftops.
Origin of overgild
1050
before 1050; Middle English overgilden, Old English ofergyldan. See over-, gild1
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