gold leaf ExamplesWord Origin noun
- 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.
It presses the gold-leaf into tiny pits, but does not pierce it.
So I got a wooden horse for him, and had it covered with gold-leaf.’
Edward Frederic Benson
In gilding, any sticky matter by which gold-leaf is made to adhere.
Yes, said a friend, it takes about fifty books (of gold-leaf) to gild that decently.
British Dictionary definitions for gold leaf gold leaf noun
- 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