gold leaf

gold leaf

gold leaf ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. gold in the form of very thin foil, as for gilding.

Origin of gold leaf First recorded in 1720–30 Related formsgold-leaf, adjective Examples from the Web for gold leaf Historical Examples of gold leaf

  • Laying-on of Gold-leaf and Blockers (piece work) yields 18s.

    Women in the Printing Trades.


  • It presses the gold-leaf into tiny pits, but does not pierce it.

    Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering

    Edward Johnston

  • So I got a wooden horse for him, and had it covered with gold-leaf.’

    The Relentless City

    Edward Frederic Benson

  • In gilding, any sticky matter by which gold-leaf is made to adhere.

    Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • Yes, said a friend, it takes about fifty books (of gold-leaf) to gild that decently.

    A Fleet in Being

    Rudyard Kipling

  • British Dictionary definitions for gold leaf gold leaf noun

    1. 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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