a sheet of thin metallic foil used decoratively in enameling and gilding.
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How to use paillon in a sentence
"That is the river paillon," said the driver, pointing to a diminutive stream in the midst of a wide stony bed.A Trip to the Orient | Robert Urie Jacob
If you had told me that the Pantheon had landed one fine night on the banks of the paillon, I should not be more astonished.Serge Panine, Complete | Georges Ohnet
The paillon, as it is called, disappears at the Square Massna, and finds its way to sea through an underground channel.Riviera Towns | Herbert Adams Gibbons
The rocks in the channel of the paillon appeared to be a bed of pebbles.A Trip to the Orient | Robert Urie Jacob