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silver gilt

an ornamental coating of silver, silver leaf, or a silver-colored substance.
Origin of silver gilt
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Most of these were made of pewter or lead, but some have been found of silver gilt, latten, and tin.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • There is also a cover of silver gilt, which was made at London in 1532-33.

  • It was of silver gilt, in the form of a hollow bust, into which the skull was fitted.

    A Spring Walk in Provence Archibald Marshall
  • It is kept now in two coffers of cedar wood, covered with silver gilt.

    The Story of Chartres Cecil Headlam
  • Probably of Spanish workmanship, it is of silver gilt repouss work, and was presented by the Duchess of Dudley in 1665.

    Warwickshire Clive Holland
  • These presents consisted of cups and bowls, of beautiful workmanship, some of silver gilt, and some of solid gold.

    Queen Elizabeth Jacob Abbott
  • Here I send you, in token of the new year, a glass of setyll set in silver gilt.

  • The silver gilt crozier of Wykeham, formerly studded with rich gems, is one of the few relics of value preserved by New College.

    Rides on Railways Samuel Sidney
  • Sharp, in silver gilt, dominated the dinner table; Boy and Boz lay together among unfading flowers, in bronze.

    Queen Victoria Lytton Strachey
  • The queen rode a chestnut mule, seated in a magnificent saddle-chair decorated with silver gilt.

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