fine gold

fine gold

[¦fīn ′gōld]
(metallurgy)
Almost pure gold; the value of bullion gold depends on its percentage of fineness.
(mining engineering)
In placer mining, gold in exceedingly small particles.
References in classic literature ?
He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hilt.
I am covered with fine gold," said the Prince, "you must take it off, leaf by leaf, and give it to my poor; the living always think that gold can make them happy.
Leaf after leaf of the fine gold the Swallow picked off, till the Happy Prince looked quite dull and grey.
Her foulard gown was as simple as genius could make it, and she wore no ornaments, save a fine clasp to her waistband of dull gold, quaintly fashioned, and the fine gold chain around her neck, from which hung her racing-glasses.
Shut the doors," he cried, and opened the bag upon the table, from which rolled several fine gold crowns.
The Tin Woodman was content with his diamond necklace and refused to accept any additional decorations; but Tip secured a fine gold watch, which was attached to a heavy fob, and placed it in his pocket with much pride.
Then I shall put on my most gorgeous robes, and mounted on a horse with a saddle of fine gold, and its trappings blazing with diamonds, followed by a train of slaves, I shall present myself at the house of the grand-vizir, the people casting down their eyes and bowing low as I pass along.
In my fly-blown blankets I dreamt of London until I hankered after my chambers and my club more than after much fine gold.
Dobbin's old coachman, he had round his neck a fine gold chain and watch.
Hung from her neck by a chain of fine gold, was a large Chinchilla muff.
Next day the servant found the fine gold spectacles broken on the threshold, and that very night we were all standing breathless by the bar- room window, and Fettes at our side, sober, pale, and resolute in look.
then will his laurels and his possessions seem worthless: instead of avoiding these men who make his fine gold dim, he will cast all behind him and seek their society only, woo and embrace this his humiliation and mortification, until he shall know why his eye sinks, his voice is husky, and his brilliant talents are paralyzed in this presence.