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gold foil

noun
  1. sheets of gold slightly thicker than gold leaf.
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Origin of gold foil

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325
Related formsgold-foil, adjective
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Historical Examples of gold foil

  • There were casks of spirits and rows of bottles with gold-foil round their necks.

    The Exiles of Faloo

    Barry Pain

  • Cutting this, he found still a third covering of a finely pounded metal looking like gold-foil.

    The Web of the Golden Spider

    Frederick Orin Bartlett

  • A small palm tree was set in the midst of the arena,—the trunk bronze, the leaves one sheen of gold-foil.

    God Wills It!

    William Stearns Davis

  • That is just as a dentist jams one little bit of gold-foil home, and then another, and then another.

    How To Do It

    Edward Everett Hale


British Dictionary definitions for gold foil

gold foil

noun
  1. thin gold sheet that is thicker than gold leaf
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