Double-gild

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Double-gild to gild with double coatings of gold: to gloze over
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Usage

In literature:

He wrote a kind, smooth letter, gilding and double-gilding the pill.
"Put Yourself in His Place" by Charles Reade
The morning sun gilds these columns of watery smoke with all the glowing colours of double or treble rainbows.
"A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries And of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa (1858-1864)" by David Livingstone
Next Chiquita swam lazily downward, made a brief scarlet flutter on the beach, seized an elaborate double mirror set in gilded wood.
"Angel Island" by Inez Haynes Gillmore
Straight, double-edged, with a cord-effect gilded hilt and double shell guard, one side of which is hinged.
"A Catalogue of Early Pennsylvania and Other Firearms and Edged Weapons at "Restless Oaks"" by Henry W. Shoemaker
I am weary of its double-dealing, and tired of its gilded falsehood.
"Roland Cashel Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
The sunlight flashed upon his gilded armor and upon the double white plume that swept his shoulders.
"The Golden Hope" by Robert H. Fuller
Gilding powder is sprinkled by means of a box which has a double layer of fine gauze instead of a bottom.
"Practical Bookbinding" by Paul Adam
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In poetry:

The flowers, that hung their languid head,
Are burnish'd by the transient rains;
The vines their wonted tendrils spread,
And double verdure gilds the plains.
"Song X. - The lovely Delia smiles again!" by William Shenstone

In news:

With views of the High Line park and Hudson River through double-height windows, this 1,800-square-foot Manhattan duplex loft was a lily in little need of gilding.
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