gold in the form of very thin foil, as for gilding.
- gold-leaf, adjective
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How to use gold leaf in a sentence
In a serendipitous link, a koi is the only representational element in a painting by Alessandra Ricci, whose mixed-media compositions contrast the materiality of gold leaf with abstract blooms of watery pigment at their centers.In the galleries: Rejuvenating the obsolete into unconventional art | Mark Jenkins | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Obviously, I buy in bulk and I buy from a specialty gold leaf wholesaler on the West Coast.
The gold of The Wilton Diptych is actual gold leaf, applied right on the painting.
This tea caddy is rather splendid Much of the pottery is gilded in 22 carat gold leaf.
His whole life is models, gold leaf and marble columns, but he still sounds like a know-it-all down at the OTB.
For the current Turner exhibit, Wright has worked seductively in gold leaf.
The experiments made in beating gold-leaf show that ten thousand leaves are contained in the thickness of a millimetre.Urania | Camille Flammarion
Much of it is covered with thin plates of real gold, and the rest, yards and yards of it, is plastered with gold-leaf.Round the Wonderful World | G. E. Mitton
And when they were all sewed on the jacket, he cut out a sword from the gold leaf and made hands and feet from the corn husk.Kernel Cob And Little Miss Sweetclover | George Mitchel
Doors and windows were shut against draughts, for he was working with gold-leaf on the tooling of an ancient binding.There and Back | George MacDonald
Gold-leaf and silken hangings would not keep out the rain, and it was folly to spend time in making repairs.The Doomsman | Van Tassel Sutphen
British Dictionary definitions for gold leaf
very thin gold sheet with a thickness usually between 0.076 and 0.127 micrometre, produced by rolling or hammering gold and used for gilding woodwork, etc
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