parcel gilding

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noun

the gilding of only some areas or ornaments of a piece of furniture.

Nearby words

  1. parboil,
  2. parbuckle,
  3. parca,
  4. parcae,
  5. parcel,
  6. parcel out,
  7. parcel post,
  8. parcel tanker,
  9. parcel-gilt,
  10. parceling

Origin of parcel gilding

First recorded in 1865–70

Related formspar·cel-gild·er, nounpar·cel-gilt, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for parcel-gilt

parcel-gilt

adjective

partly gilded, esp (of an item of silverware) having the inner surface gilded

Word Origin for parcel-gilt

C15: from parcel (in the obsolete adv sense: partly) + gilt 1

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