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parcel gilding

noun
1.
the gilding of only some areas or ornaments of a piece of furniture.
Origin of parcel gilding
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70
Related forms
parcel-gilder, noun
parcel-gilt, adjective
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parcel-gilt

adjective
1.
partly gilded, esp (of an item of silverware) having the inner surface gilded
Word Origin
C15: from parcel (in the obsolete adv sense: partly) + gilt1
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