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silver foil

  1. silver or silver-colored metal in foil form.
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Origin of silver foil

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
Also called, British, silver paper.
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  • "The glare of the silver-foil reflectors is unbearable," she looked up, with a pointed and famous effect.


    Joseph Hergesheimer

  • He even found the silver-foil wrapping from the food concentrate capsule.

    Flight From Tomorrow

    Henry Beam Piper

  • Each slab is here automatically wrapped in wax and silver-foil papers.